Post # 1
Luckily, FI and I do. We were discussing the other night if our opinions differed, if things would work between us. We think they would so long as we were respectful of each other’s beliefs and one person wasn’t shoving theirs down the others/belitting the other’s beliefs/etc.
Do you and your SO have similar political beliefs? If not, is it a problem in your relationship?
Post # 3
FI doesn’t really care about politics, which annoys me a little but all in all it doesn’t have much of an effect on our relationship.
Post # 4
Well. We agree on the things I think are MORALLY the most important — gay rights and women’s rights. Other than that…hoo boy. He claims he’s a Libertarian, while I fall more in line with the Green Party. So we also share our disdain for the common political parties!
Post # 5
@boogiewoogies: ahh I didn’t even think about not interested. I’m probably more interested than my FI, but we both lean the same way. I’m also slightly more radical than FI with my political leanings.
Post # 6
I voted “Yes, totally!” but there are some issues that we just don’t agree on. Overall though, our views are pretty similar. I think it would be a huge problem, maybe even a deal breaker, if our views were vastly different. My political views have a lot to do with my fundamental values as a person and I feel strongly about them, and I don’t think that I could be with someone who had drastically different morals.
Post # 7
We’re opposite, but we’re both open to conversation. I like that he’s into politics.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@Skittles131: we mostly do. I couldn’t be in a relationship with someone who had different politic beliefs than me. I just know it wouldn’t work for me.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@Miss Fish: +1 you said everything I wanted to say, but was too tired to say lol. Damn traveling and flying!
Post # 10
No in that I think people should vote, and he thinks voting is completely pointless and refuses to do it. So whenever elections come around we have a couple of mildly frustrating disagreements, but for the most part it’s not a problem at all. It doesn’t affect our day to day lives (so I voted that it’s not a problem).
Post # 11
Honestly, we don’t really talk about politics much. We sometimes disagree on one specific instance, or he only sees things from one point of view, while I can see both sides. If I explain things to him, he usually comes around and can look at things constructively.
I have no real interest in politics, and he doesn’t that much, either, so it helps a lot.
Post # 12
We have the same moral/religious beliefs and therefore tend to have the same views against issues like gay marriage and abortion, but it’s less about politics and more about our religion.
Post # 13
He didn’t used to think we did but we do. It just took me a while to show him issue by issue he was wrong, which he fully admits now. He used to hate politics and now he loves researching stuff on his own and navigates the federal websites as well as I do. I’ve created a monster, lol.
Post # 14
@Skittles131: Yep. We don’t like the traditional American party labels of republican and democrat because while fiscally we both are very conservative, socially we are both very liberal so we tend to vote for the better overall person not just what someones party name is and I think it would be hard for me to be with a really left wing or really right wing person since I have strong beliefs that fall on both sides if that makes sense haha It works well for us anyway!
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yes, we’re both quite politically engaged and if we didn’t have similar views, I’m not sure it would work. For both of us, our values are really wrapped up in our political / moral world view. And I don’t think I could be with a partner who didn’t share my values.
Post # 16
He and his family are considerably more conservative than my direct family is, but we are both right of the aisle, I kind of party in the middle somewhere on all but a few issues where I am conservative and DH is pretty firmly righ wing to apathetic on most things. I personally am just as afraid of the extreme right as I am of the extreme left. Luckily for Dh and i it doesnt make many issues between the two of us, but it does cause some friction with extended family because I have some pretty far left family whom I love dearly and FilL is pretty extreme right and I have had to, genetly, explain “libtard” and other things of that nature are not productive towards reaching common goals and not appropriate conversations for holiday gatherings.