Cupid's Pulse Article: What to Do When Politics Interfere with Your RelationshipCupid's Pulse Article: What to Do When Politics Interfere with Your Relationship

By Meghan Fitzgerald

Politics in any situation can cause a catastrophe in a matter of moments, especially in a romance relationship. Stating what party you’re in, discussing your views on gay marriage and gun laws. Every person has a different opinion on politics, and it usually ends with an argument if you have polar views. If politics interferes with your relationship, there are a few ways to solve the problems:

1. Common ground: If you and your significant other have different political views, or simply argue about aspects of politics…find a common ground! Although this may seem challenging for those who come from different parties, however it is possible. You need to keep in mind that your partner is more important than who you are voting for.

2. Keep calm: If you and your partner are arguing about politics, it is best to stay calm. It is not going to help the situation if you constantly are down each other throats with harsh words and hate towards one another. It is essential to remember that you and your partner are the only relationship that matters in your love life. Not the relationship between Sarah Palin and the rest of the world.

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3. Privacy: Even though this isn’t ideal when politics have just interfered with your relationship, this could resolve the problems you are having with your beau. Voting booths are private because situations like this occur! And we know that keeping your thoughts, especially on politics, hidden from your partner is difficult. Give it a test run and see how the new privacy helps with your relationship.

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