Jonathan Alpert: 7 Ways to Keep Politics from Ruining Your Relationship - Jonathan Alpert

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Jonathan Alpert: 7 Ways to Keep Politics from Ruining Your Relationship

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Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are officially nominated and the conventions are behind us, the stage is set for what I’m sure will be a wild, no holds-barred, drop down and punch them out type of race to the end for the presidency.  The press will capitalize on every opportunity they get to make Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton look bad (depending on which media outlet you pay attention to).  Stories will be sensationalized and water cooler and dinner table conversations will be filled with all things politics. And for some of these at home conversations, they can be volatile, contentious, and maybe even verge on breaking up a relationship.  I’ve actually had a few fighting couples who in their defense or attack of a candidate almost parted for good.

In my personal life I’ve been met with outrage at the mere expression of how I feel about one candidate or the other and my commentary of the political circus.  This got me thinking.  Just how should couples deal with opposing views in their relationship? Click here to read the entire column.

 

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