Encourage your significant other to be open and honest, and be prepared to hear them out. It is possible to have different views, but to be united in the reasoning behind those views.The goal of these conversations is to express your views and listen to each other without interrupting; don’t argue or try to convince each other of your own views. These conversations can be painful and awkward, but they are important.In the aftermath of a divisive election season, many of us are painfully aware of the people in our lives who don’t hold the same views that we do.Name-calling, arguments, protests and even violence have broken out across the United States.
Given that we each have our own influences, history of experiences, psychological makeup, and subjective lens through which we view the world, some differences are bound to exist or arise.
Perhaps if you and your partner aren’t very political.
But then you have couples like Mary Matalin and James Carville, a Republican political consultant and a Democratic political consultant, respectively.
Well, it’s a tough situation you’re in, but plenty of couples have weathered this type of storm in the past.
In fact, a lot of very compatible people with opposite political views can have successful marriages.