A healthy relationship requires vulnerability. When our partners feel differently about things we care about, we tend to project catastrophic potential consequences. However, you can strive to understand your partner’s political identification without defining him or her by it. An important aspect of love is trying to understand the incomprehensible, and accepting what we cannot understand.
For example, if you are inherently neat and your partner is inherently sloppy, you can’t change that — but you can accept that these traits will likely not change. We can be in love regardless of our differences.
But how can you make it work? Check out my guide to maintaining a happy, healthy relationship in spite of political differences, 6 Ways to Keep the Election from Killing Your Love Life.
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