"You're not going to vote for him are you?"
With the presidential election around the corner, the question arises: How can this person be my soul mate if he doesn't share my politics?
Surprisingly, there are many two-party couples who disagree around the dinner table but agree very well in other rooms of the house. These partners cancel each other out at the voting booth. Can this work?
Disagree without being disagreeable
First, one hallmark of a healthy relationship is a strong dose of tolerance. As in politics, people can disagree without being disagreeable. And, a robust political debate is mentally stimulating. Stimulated minds gravitate to other activities that are mutually satisfying. Well, you get the picture.
Many people, of course, find their politics to be too close to...