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Political differences (or similarities) getting to be a bigger factor when choosing or getting along with your friends/co-workers/mates?

I'm grateful the election is over, my wife and I celebrated our 49th anniversary in October, but I was not sure we'd still be married for our 50th.


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My wife is at least as far to the left of center (probably much further, she was Green party for years) as I am to the right of it.  Mutual respect goes a very long way in keeping our home a happy one.

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Opposites attract.

Like-minded stay together.


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5 yrs ago, I found myself back in the dating market.  Among my other listed preferences, I asked for a strong Leftist.  I could not find a way to properly respect a partner who watched Faux, or believed any of the spew from similar sources.  I grew up in a household that was divided, back in calmer times when both sides had access to the same facts.  That I could deal with.  Disagreeing on how best to reduce our deficits is one thing, listening to, and believing, Beck et al is quite another.  

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^Misery loves company.

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^Misery loves company.

Oh any "misery" had surely been way mitigated by the oft touted by conservatives, "November 2012", elections eh?

:cool:

The next fun date being "January 2013".

4 more years!
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Political leanings are close to the last thing on my list of things that define a "friend". Right after preferred toothpaste brand, but before favorite gatorade flavor.

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Political differences (or similarities) getting to be a bigger factor when choosing or getting along with your friends/co-workers/mates?

I'm grateful the election is over, my wife and I celebrated our 49th anniversary in October, but I was not sure we'd still be married for our 50th.

Incredible accomplishment sir!  I'm at 28 years this year and hoping I can come close what you've done.

I stand in awe.


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I've voted Dem 3 times & Rep 1 time.
I've got friends, who I would consider close friends, that won't vote democrat, watch fox, read O'Really books, so on and so forth....but we are still good friends.  We rarely talk politics, unless it is directly affecting a common interest we share.

It just works.  My wife doesn't understand how, but it works.
We keep the politics to a minimum & remain civil when it comes up.

There was a great "This American Life" on politics ruining relationships:
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a....e-state
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From the bits we've talked about it, my wife & I share fairly similar political views, but it rarely if ever comes up (I can count with two or three fingers the times we've directly discussed politics).  It comes up even less often with friends.

I guess I just don't see the relevance of politics to such relationships.  To each their own though.


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No worries. I'd be embarrassed if I was a lefty too.

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I should have noted that friends are an entirely different matter.  I can be friends with most anyone, as long as we do not discuss hot button items.  Even then, as long as the discourse can remain civil, there is nothing like a rousing discussion on abortion to fire up the cold room.  :)

As for my choice of spousal units, I would indeed be miserable if that person wasn't more intelligent than to be taken in by the Right Wing propaganda.  As for N2, that myth he espouses here is another thing I could not deal with in a partner.  Too much taken on face value, not enough thinking going on.  


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No worries. I'd be embarrassed if I was a lefty too.

Posts like that reflect more about you than they do anyone else.


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