Post # 1
With the election just days away, I was wondering if any bees and their SO have different views on politics? My Fiance and I were discussing when we were going to vote and it turned into a small argument because of who he said he was going to vote for on Monday. We were both undecided for a really long time. My Fiance doesn’t read at all so he was frustrating me when he started acting like he knew so much – when in reality, he’s only going by his parents’ opinions and the conversations they have… I, on the other hand, have done my own research and I am well read.
Anyone else go through something like this?
Has this been a dealbreaker for anyone? I don’t think it is for me but I still welcome any comments to this issue.
I find it very interesting…
Post # 3
I’m a Democrat and my fiancé is a Republican and neither of us is likely to change our party affiliation or our donations any time soon. We’ve known about this difference since we met two years ago. Definitely not a deal breaker.
Post # 4
Fiance and I identify with different ends of the political spectrum, but if you break our beliefs down into their component parts, we agree and on issues that are important to us.
Post # 5
I’m a Democrat and will be voting for Obama. Darling Husband, much as I love him, kinda drives me nuts because he doesn’t keep up on politics, and before I came around he just accepted the twisted facts his parents and customers at their business in a little hick town say as true. And these people think laughable stuff, like they’re still in a frenzy about Obama being from Kenya, and will go on about how if you’re on welfare you’re obviously lazy and on drugs, etc, It drives me absolutely crazy! I had him take some of the quizzes online that are very thorough and ask how you feel about different issues, and then tell you what candidate lines up the closest with your beliefs. That way he knows it’s based on actual facts, not the perspective of myself or his father. And every one he took told him his views align best with Gary Johnson, the Liberatarian candidate.
But generally we don’t talk much about politics. Honestly, I just hate debating, so I prefer to just not get into it, strong as my beliefs are.
Post # 6
Meh, it’s not worth getting into a dust up over. Everyone gets to make a decision the way they want to, you vote for your candidate, he’ll vote for his, you two will cancel each other out and that will be that….
Post # 7
My husband and I support different parties. Sometimes it’s hard because if something political comes up we normally have opposite views. We usually try to avoid talking about it because otherwise he often turns our debates personal.
Post # 8
@alotlikelove: Yup, he’s a Democrat and I’m a Republican (although I went third party this election). We tease each other about it a lot.
Post # 9
Our presidential votes will cancel each other out, but that’s primarily because we have different hot-button issues. Overall, we’re pretty similar in regards to our beliefs on most political issues.
Post # 10
We’re registered in different parties, but my “Republican” Fiance voted for Obama last time (and plans to again, I beliee), anyway. We’re both more moderate than left or right, but I definitely lean more liberal than him – but I also care more than him. He hates to talk politics, but I’m trying to help him become more informed – it drives me nuts when people say they don’t like politics, so they ignore the effect it has on our life. You can dislike it, but you can’t pretend it doesn’t exist!
That’s our biggest disagreement. Other than that, the only political argument we usually have is gun control. (I’m losing – we have at least 4 guns and one of them is “mine.”)
None of this has been a dealbreaker or even a major problem for either of us over the last 10 years, so I don’t see it as an issue.
Post # 11
@keepingthename: Yep, same here! We agree to disagree, but definitely have good debates every once in a while. At the end of the day, we know neither will change and it doesn’t bother us one bit.