Politics of Love

Falling in love with your sworn political enemy

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Katie Dutch — used with permission

Don’t take it personally

Political discussions about your viewpoints shouldn’t be anything more than a discussion. You can’t possibly agree on everything and I’m sure there are plenty of times when you simply have to agree to disagree. You may have to take this approach with politics.

Focus on what you have in common

Despite the fact that you’re looking at each other across the political aisle, there are probably some issues where you both agree. When things start getting heated, try to focus on common ground.

Don’t talk about it

If you know that political debates quickly devolve into personal attacks and nasty arguments, stop talking about politics. Simply not discussing politics is an option you can exercise as often as you like, especially if you want to preserve your relationship.

Remember why you fell in love in the first place

It’s kind of a package deal and it’s unlikely that you’re going to love everything about your partner. When things get difficult try to remember all the things you love about your partner. There’s a reason you fell in love with them in the first place.

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Weird Girl, thrift store owl collector, heartbreaker, lush, aspiring adult. IG: DocJohnnyFever nikimarinis@gmail.com

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