Could you live with a partner / spouse who's political views were entirely different from yours?

@pitstop (9021)
India
March 20, 2019 11:36am CST
The political divide in most countries these days is getting wider and it's almost as if the people too are divided. Would you be able to live with or marry a person who has political views that are way different from you? The hatred that is reported in the media is quite significant.
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@louievill (21695)
• Philippines
20 Mar
Political view is not that important in our marriage although I think it's important outside of it ( marriage). It's natural for us to differ in opinion not just in politics.
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@vandana7 (70621)
• India
20 Mar
To differ is fine. It would only work, if one could condemn the other as stupid in mind and hold the tongue.
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
It's only when the differences result in constant arguing that things can go downhill.
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@louievill (21695)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@vandana7 this is very true, I'm lucky to have a partner that talks less and is more concerned with getting things done in rhe house. In general I think politics fits loud, vocal, and talkative types of personalities.
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@MALUSE (49741)
• Germany
20 Mar
No, I don't think so. Both partners don't have to have exactly the same political views but the general ideas should coincide.
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@vandana7 (70621)
• India
20 Mar
I agree with this.
@MALUSE (49741)
• Germany
20 Mar
@vandana7 Long time no see. I hope everything is fine with you. No more probs with the authorities!
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
I find that very difficult. People seem much more passionate about their political views these days.
@Corbin5 (138463)
• United States
20 Mar
I could marry someone who had political views that were different from mine if we both agreed to never to talk politics. Life is easier when both have the same political views, I believe.
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@vandana7 (70621)
• India
20 Mar
Political views are often based on fundamental nature. If not today, tomorrow the relationship will break.
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
Is it even possible to avoid talking about something in marriage or in a serious relationship?
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@Corbin5 (138463)
• United States
21 Mar
@pitstop Anything is possible. A calm debate would work.
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• India
20 Mar
I think its quite personal for a person to believe anything i wont mind if she has different views
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
How will you cope when these differences will crop up as discussions at home.
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• India
21 Mar
@pitstop look for me those discussion will not be a mega thing specially the politics. i had these with my friends but not with girlfriend and i will never indulge with my wife too for these,whatever she believes in politics it won't effect my love for her
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
@abhinalstrikr that's very positive!
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• United States
21 Mar
as long as they kept it to themselves..
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
In a serious relationship like a marriage or living in, how easy is that?
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• United States
22 Mar
@pitstop depends on personalities.some subjects it's just best to stay away from.
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@JudyEv (157983)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar
We should be able to live and let live. If you don't agree then just avoid the subject.
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
Do you think avoiding the topic is easy or tough?
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@JudyEv (157983)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar
@pitstop If you are both very committed to a certain view then it could make things very difficult. You can't avoid these things all the time.
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@allknowing (80269)
• India
21 Mar
Opposites attract Don't you know that? It can always create healthy debates
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
Unfortunately most political debates these days even at the workplace or schools are unhealthy!
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@allknowing (80269)
• India
21 Mar
@pitstop That depends who debates.
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@much2say (43227)
• United States
20 Mar
I am fortunate that Hubby and I have the same views politically. But some of my friends have very different views from me . . . some of them are quite vocal about it, but I choose to stay away from that topic with them. At least then I could distance myself, but if you are married or have to live with it, I would think that's not so easy.
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
It would certainly be tough.
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@NJChicaa (54137)
• United States
20 Mar
I do.
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@pitstop (9021)
• India
21 Mar
Ok.
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