"My husband and I come from different socio-economic and ethnic places, but we fall into a similar political category. It's interesting to see where his opinon comes from, and we end up discussing the small differences in our beliefs. Amazingly, at the end of a discussion, we each usually "sway" the other's (opposite) side."
"My boyfriend was in the military for ten years so he tends to be more conservative than I am. If he were extreme, it would never work, but our differences are workable. We agree on core issues, but disagree on methods of getting them."
"My husband and I have an agreement that we agree to disagree on issues, that neither opinion is wrong, and we need to listen to the other person. This has prevented most arguments; therefore politics doesn?t affect our marriage. We do enough other (stupid) things to affect our marriage! LOL
And two iVillage men say?
" I am the more politically minded partner in my marriage, and I share my views with my wife. Most of the time she agrees, but on the rare occassion when she doesn't we discuss our perspective, and usually end up with a big kiss and hug. It makes me love her even more knowing that we can disagree on some things and still feel secure in our relationship."
"My wife and I have very similar political views, but occasionally she will support one candidate and I another. I respect her views and she respects mine, so we never argue about politics even if we disagree once in a while."