Are your political conversations turning into heated debates?
Do you and your partner have the same political views?
Will you be voting for the same candidate?
If not, how do you and your partner handle that?
Discussing our political affiliation and beliefs is a vulnerable topic. In today’s culture we are firmly affiliated with one party, and tend to place judgements on those who associate with any other party. We want our partner to agree with our political views, and when they don’t, we try even harder and louder to change their views.
Some couples have simply taken politics off the table and avoid this daily subject. Yes, daily subject. As we are social distancing due to COVID – 19 and the 2020 presidential election approaching in November, we are inundated with daily news.
Can LOVE conquer this daily strain on the relationship? My answer is NO. LOVE IS NOT WHAT CONTINUES THE RELATIONSHIP, COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES AND CURIOSITY ABOUT YOUR PARTNER ARE (to say the least).
Politics should never be “Off Limits”
When we place subjects on an “off limits” list, we are creating a message in the relationship that we do not feel safe talking about certain topics. During this time, we create emotional guards because we fear that our partners response will hurt us. This can place the relationship in a stagnant position not allowing the relationship to deepen in connection.
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