(Closed) Do you and your husband/FI/Bf agree politically?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Do you and your husband agree on politics?
    Yes, we agree on most things. : (97 votes)
    69 %
    No, we don't agree on most things. : (8 votes)
    6 %
    We disagree on a few key points. : (28 votes)
    20 %
    We don't really follow/discuss politics. : (8 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4691 posts
    Honey bee

    For the most part, yes. We differ slightly on a couple of social issues, but when it comes to things like the economy and the job market, we totally agree. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    4607 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Up until I came along FH never really got interested in politics, he still isn’t, at least not like I am. We disagree on some topics, but we mostly see eye to eye. 

    Post # 5
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    14702 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes and no.  Hubs is a Union Dem and I am Conservative (and worked in politics most of my life), however this season we are in total agreement.  He is doing more research (which he had never really done before) going through the facts, reading bills, going to the FEC, watching the debates, and reading articles from the new media(and even checking sources).  I am so proud that he is taking this election so seriously, he has always just gone default.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1289 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    When we met, we didn’t agree, but he soon came to the light 🙂

    Actually, he didn’t know anything about politics other than what his father would spout, but as soon as I started to challenge him (I have that tendency) he researched things on his own and now we agree on pretty much all of the issues.  He’s much more knowledgeable than I am now!

    Post # 7
    Member
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Nope, we don’t agree on most things, and I love it that way!  We have the best debates, it’s so much fun.  And sexy.

    Post # 8
    Member
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Infuriatingly, no. We do not. The issues that are most important to us put us firmly in opposite camps. I can’t wait for this election to be over.

    Post # 9
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    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    On most things we do, but on things we don’t, we don’t argue about them. We can talk about politics to each other like we’re talking about the weather. We don’t get upset about them.

    However, we don’t talk about politics with others. Not because we get upset, but we think it’s ridiculous how angry others get when you don’t agree with them, no matter what side they’re on. I don’t think politics are worth losing friends over. It’s dumb.

    Post # 10
    Member
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My FI and I agree on everything when it comes to politics, is that odd? lol. 

    He was never much into politics when we first met but told me that he was on a side (since I don’t want to get into any political “discussions” I am not going to say which side he is on.) and I was so relieved when I found out we both liked the same people, same laws etc. so on the poltical aspect of our relationship we agree. He votes now, but usually uses my ballot as a cheat sheet since he doesn’t like reading (he is severly dyslexic) and since we both believe in the same things I don’t mind that he uses my ballot to fill in his. I tell him who I voted for and why, I also tell him the statements against who/what, I try to make his voting balanced so he knows who/what he is voting for.

    As for sitting down and reading articles, watching the debates we’re not that big into politics to do that, I watched the debates last time and fell asleep.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Kind of. We’re both left, it’s just I’m a lot more left then he is. He’s more authortarian and I’m more libertarian. 

    We both took this test and it was an interesting conversation between us about our political differences. It was a really good conversation, and I highly reccomend taking it. I’m closest to Dali Lama politically

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/test

    Post # 12
    Member
    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re pretty similar.  We tend to have the same views, just different shades of them.

    Post # 13
    Member
    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    The few times we have actually got upset with each other, was over politics. So now we stear clear of that conversation all together and it works out just fine! He came from a very liberal family, he studied the environment and his dad is into that as well and his mom is a teacher. I came from a very conservative family, but I’d say I lean more towards the middle now. It’s just easier to not talk about it at all then have a debate with eachother where we both get frustrated! 

    Post # 14
    Member
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ll put it this way: the only thing my boyfriend and I really disagree with are related to biodiversity and the conservation of endangered species.

    When it comes to most “normal” (read: human) matters, we tend to agree strongly. It also helps that both of us care more about social issues than fiscal concerns.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3476 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    We are both moderate independants, but there a A LOT of areas that we disagree– we’ll debate issues a lot, and often times one of us will take the opposite of the other just for the sport of debating it. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I can’t imagine marrying someone who didn’t share my political views. To me, that reflects a very different set of values. My FI and I are almost identical politically which is surprising since I am very radical. I wasn’t sure if I would ever find someone who agrees with me so completely, let alone someone I want to marry!

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