With all the heat and angst over the 2016 U.S. presidential election I have been hearing quite a bit about relationships breaking up due to political leanings.
Honestly, that’s just a sign of a relationship that really doesn’t handle things correctly.
Two adults in a healthy relationship are able to negotiate differences like political beliefs, parenting styles, and family of origin issues.
If you can’t understand that each of you has their own opinion, and respect the other person even if their opinion differs from your own, then you probably shouldn’t be in a relationship at all. And that has nothing to do with what your partner’s politics are.
So if you’re considering leaving your partner due to politics in your relationship and their political beliefs, maybe you need to take a look at your own beliefs about relationships and respect.