A House Divided: Tips on Handling Opposing Political Views in a Marriage

Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorneyAs the 2016 presidential campaign heats up, hypothetically one may wonder if individual political views can incite disagreeable heat in a relationship? Fox News Magazine explored this very subject and offers the following tips for coexistence between a staunch conservative and a bleeding heart liberal during this electoral season without consulting with an experienced divorce attorney.

For those in the dating stage, exploring relationships with a mate that shares the same political values as you do would make for a perfect world but for those who agree to disagree over political party affiliations it may be time to find common ground and draw a line in the sand.

To avoid rising tensions during the campaign season accentuate the positives of your relationship. Try to sort out political issues that you may agree upon and view the situation as a team effort.

As political disagreements are bound to flare up perhaps without forewarning, experts warn, collect your thoughts and do not lose sight of your partner’s beliefs and feelings. At no time should your political affiliation become more important than your relationship nor should you try to sway your partner to your side of the political grandstand.

The most renowned opposing political power couple, James Carville (Democratic strategist) and Mary Matalin (Republican strategist) have been happily fostering opposing political views for over 22 years. Their advice, accept your differences, focus on your generalities and do not dwell on opposing political views.

If your marriage has been plagued by more than just differing political views and you are considering legal action, the Hinsdale divorce attorneys of Martoccio & Martoccio would like to hear from you. For over 35 years, our legal team has been assisting clients throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties. Through dedication and due diligence we fight for our clients’ rights and their personal objectives. Contact us at 630-920-8855 to learn more about our services.





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