ON DIFFERENT SIDES.

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@Kandae11 (27152)
November 25, 2017 3:43pm CST
I live on a Caribbean island where the people take their politics very seriously indeed. In fact a number of years ago you could find yourself in serious trouble if you announced which political party you belonged to in the hearing of certain individuals in certain neighborhoods. Anyway, it is true that real love can conquer most obstacles. There is a couple who live not too far from us who will be celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary tomorrow . They both belong to different political parties and have been that way even before they got married. I don't recall ever seeing a more loving, caring couple - even though I sometimes wonder what sort of conversations they have when election fever is in the air. Do you know of happy couples who are on different sides? Would you marry someone whose political beliefs differ from yours?
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov
My mother's cousin was a staunch Catholic but married a Seventh Day Adventist. They each kept to their own religion and had a very long and happy marriage. I know I'm talking religion not politics but both are can be recipes for disaster as far as marriages are concerned.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
Wow! That is awesome. Politics or religion it proves the point that love can conquer all. And l do think that the situation you mentioned would be harder to handle . Congrats to them.
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
My husband and I are that way, I always joke that our votes cancel each other out.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
Really? So - no heated arguments or discussions?
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
@Kandae11 Nope never we just have different views on politics but we keep that out of our personal life.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
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@Madshadi (4890)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Nov
It would be hard to find a partner who agrees with all your views. Relationships don't work that way
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
I do not think I would like a partner who agrees with everything I say - no way. However, I would like someone who is reasonable, understanding and realizes that in relationships there must be give and take.
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@Madshadi (4890)
• Brussels, Belgium
25 Nov
@Kandae11 exactly!
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@valmnz (13199)
• New Zealand
26 Nov
My husband and I don't always agree on political matters and he likes to wind me up sometimes!
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
A nice robust discussion and weighing the pros and cons can be enlightening and invigorating.
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@valmnz (13199)
• New Zealand
26 Nov
@Kandae11 there's lots of things we disagree on in a healthy way
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
@valmnz "healthy way" that would make all the difference.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
25 Nov
Love conquers all, including politics and religion. lol
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
I agree definitely.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
25 Nov
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@allen0187 (27526)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Here in the Philippines there is a popular blogger who was interviewed by BBC for her anti-government posts. The current President has a mass base of online followers who trolled this person. Turns out that the boyfriend of this blogger is a supporter of the current President. They decided to continue seeing each other because of their love for one another.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
Isn't that great! And it is even more difficult for those who are well known. Social media doesn't make it easy either
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@allen0187 (27526)
• Philippines
26 Nov
@Kandae11 true. This is a good definition of love knowing no boundaries!
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@amadeo (48109)
• United States
25 Nov
this should not a problem.If they are loving,caring people.This should not get ini the way
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
Shows real love and understanding I think.
@amadeo (48109)
• United States
25 Nov
• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
I don't know any and I could ever marry or even date a Republican. The divides have deepened over the last fifty years and are a chasm today.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
The chasm does seem deep indeed.
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@marlina (62408)
• Canada
26 Nov
My husband and I are from the same opinions on the American politics (most of the times) But in Canadian politics, it is a different story. But we still respect each other's opinions.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
Respect is the important word there.
@MALUSE (32955)
• Denmark
25 Nov
This is indeed a rare and admirable case.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
25 Nov
Especially in the area where I reside.
@YrNemo (8678)
26 Nov
Ouch, that would be like putting dynamite and fire together... OK if they are indifferent re: politics.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
This couple are quite active in their respective parties
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@YrNemo (8678)
26 Nov
@Kandae11 Then I admire their love. Let hope they are not spies sent from their own parties...
@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
@YrNemo -Spies, they would have found out about each other by now. They were together six years before getting married.
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• Preston, England
26 Nov
@Kandae11I would find it difficult to get too imtimate with someone with very oppoing views to min politically and religiously
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
It would be wise not to- unless you allow your heart to rule your head.
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• Preston, England
27 Nov
@Kandae11 it would lead to some very intense arguments for sure
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@kritis (319)
• India
26 Nov
Love is much much upper than politics I think...no boundaries can stop love...politics is just a different thing..you cannot compare the two..
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
What I am saying is that where there is TRUE love, politics cannot divide. And politics has indeed spoiled and divided many relationships.
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@kritis (319)
• India
27 Nov
@Kandae11 agreed...
• United States
26 Nov
My husband and I are often on opposite sides when it comes to politics. I tell him to leave them at the door and we don't talk about them unless he brings them up. I try not to engage in what he brings up, but when they clearly aren't well thought out, I have to say something. Then I quickly end it.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
It can be difficult having to "kibber your tongue" - a saying in my country meaning not saying what you would really like to say. But it is best to do that in order to keep the peace.
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• United States
26 Nov
@Kandae11 I do try, but when he keeps yapping away, I get perturbed and let him have it both barrels.
@cahaya1983 (9678)
• Malaysia
26 Nov
I personally don't think differences in political view should determine a couple's compatibility with each other. I have a relative whose wife is a member of another political party and they're happy regardless.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
It should not, but it does cause divisions between couples. Note the comment by @nomus24g
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• Malaysia
26 Nov
@Kandae11 That is possible. I think it's a matter of how the couple deals with their differences.
@ilocosboy (33293)
• Philippines
26 Nov
politics in my country is not that so serious, in fact some people making it as their milking cow. They sell their votes to certain politicians and then they go to another politician.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
26 Nov
Selling of votes is done here too and it makes little sense to me. That person can take the money then vote for whoever he chooses.
@ilocosboy (33293)
• Philippines
26 Nov
that's right, its been a practice of some people especially the poor one.
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@shaggin (26964)
• United States
27 Nov
That is wonderful they are still together and able to get past political issues. I do not follow politics at all. A friend of mine unfriended anyone on Facebook who voted differently then he did. Her friend was right that politics should not come between friends! She said she didn’t want to be friends with people who are stupid enough to vote for Hilary Clinton.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
27 Nov
I am afraid some people take politics much too seriously.
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@UncleJoe (8608)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
27 Nov
Becky and I see pretty much eye-to-eye on politics. However, I did want to mention that my brother-in-law switched from a life-long Baptist to Catholic when he married to keep harmony. That was almost 30 years ago and it has worked for them.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
27 Nov
That is wonderful! From a life long Baptist to a Catholic? That is true love - and the marriage has endured for 30 years so far.
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27 Nov
Yes my parents always have different sides so to make it fun we all have a bet who ever will win. And for us betting for a slice of our favorite cake of drinks is so fun and exciting. Have you done that?
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@Kandae11 (27152)
27 Nov
Not really, but it would be a good way to ease any tensions.
@cacay1 (32160)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Nov
It will be nice if both have the same political beliefs to avoid conflicts in the future.
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@Kandae11 (27152)
27 Nov
Yes, it would.