Dating someone of a different religion
But it’s not just the conflict-avoiders who could handle a difference in political opinions and values.
Volatile couples (who love to debate and duke things out) and Validating couples (who take the time to listen to one another’s perspectives) could all handle a differing politics. These couples all maintain that magic 5:1 ratio in their relationship, even in the face of conflict as heated as politics.
That said, politics can become a deal breaker, if you look down on the other person because of their views.
Contempt is deadly in a relationship, and if either of you has contempt for the other’s political views, it may be a relationship deal breaker.
Find out what kind of conflict style you and your partner have.
But, if you can respect one another’s different passions and have an attitude of compromise you can still have a happy marriage—and maybe even find some common interests you never knew were there.