He's Republican, She's Democrat: 23 Ways to Make Love and Politics Work

"We tend to agree, but if we don't then we usually agree to disagree. When we're with my in-laws, on the other hand, everyone has a different viewpoint which makes for lively discussions during the holidays. It can be great fun! --lynnlydia

"I'm very liberal, and my husband who is in the military tends to be more conservative. Since we know we won't agree, we agree not to talk about it." --mommy_to_garrett

"I love discussing politics with my husband for two reasons. One is that he teaches me so much. More importantly, when we do disagree, he doesn't argue with me or try to change my opinion, he just appreciates my point of view." -- k_m_r_s

"We discuss politics, but we don't always agree. Opposite parties and I'm more liberal. When we get to that point, we wonder how we managed to marry one another! LOL. Seriously, we have opposing views on important issues but don't let it damage our relationship. Sometimes that's because I can make a persuasive argument, and get him to see my views! Other times, he can show me the light of the other side." -- cl-rose1018

"My husband isn't as interested in the whole political process as I am, but we usually get into interesting debates around election time. My in-laws are "rabid" party members. I used to keep quiet about my views just to keep the peace, but now I'm speaking out more. It's lively!" -- kmheart79

"When my husband and I met, I was much farther to the left politically then I am now. And he was much farther to the right than he is now. Through discussion (and real life experience), both of us have come closer to the center. My dad always told me that once I had more life experience I'd lose some of my idealism, and sure enough, I did. My husband was so conservative. His attitudes have changes somewhat too. I think I can take partial credit for that. Since we agree on our life goals and how we choose to live day to day, I can't imagine us letting our political views get between us. Sometimes it's fun to get into a heated "discussion" but that's about as far as it goes."

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