Politics.. and Marriage

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Lumpy 1, May 29, 2010.

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    I took the easy route and married a wonderful women who shared my point of view.. Obviously... she's rather brilliant, reasonable and naturally a Conservative Republican....:lol:

    Now.. on a serious note.. (which is difficult for me) couldn't we all take these suggestions and apply them to the other members on the USMB.. singing cum-by-ya (?) and holding hands..

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    How to Keep Your Political Differences From Hurting Your Marriage

    * Bridge your differences by agreeing to disagree.

    * Don't ridicule one another's opinions.

    * Allow your partner to have his/her own convictions.

    * Do not try subtle politicizing in your comments about budget planning or when you remind your spouse about needing to get gas in the car.

    * Remember to use your listening skills when discussing politics.

    * Show respect for each other's political views.

    * Don't try to change your spouse's opinions. Instead try to understand those opinions. You can understand something without agreeing with it.

    * Look for what the two of you have in common on the political issues.

    Marriage and Politics -- How to Keep Your Political Discussions Healthy
     
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    Here is the thing lumpy, you are assuming you are speaking to adults, as adults. Also you are assuming you are speaking to someone face to face, ie: in a marriage. You are also assuming that a conversation that degrades into grade school name calling match between adults will carry real life relationship consequences to a marriage.

    You have none of those holds here.

    Its amazing what happens when people can hide behind an avatar.
     
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    :lol:... On a more humorous note..

    Perhaps USMB should offer a 10 step process for niceness.

    Now.. you could volunteer to cover the first two sessions that would involve spankings..

    (oh, by the way, I've been bad lately)
     
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    I doubt that 10 steps are enough. And lumpy, would that be a voluntary or involuntary program?

     
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    Alternatively, stay single.
     
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    I just keep my wife chained up in the attic with duct-tape over her mouth.
     
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    Well.. I like this... you seem inspired.. perhaps we could extend your 2 sessions to more..:disbelief:..

    Perhaps popular vote on the voluntary/involuntary or Gunny could lower the BooM..bOOm..
     
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    :salute:... liberal huh..
     
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    No, psycho.
     
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    it's all crap


    * Bridge your differences by agreeing to disagree.

    you're a conservative. cons NEVER agree to disagree. cons believe they are RIGHT and that everyone else is WRONG

    * Don't ridicule one another's opinions.

    You're a conservative. You can NOT HELP YOURSELF!
    You ridicule EVERYONE who doen't have the RIGHT opinions

    * Allow your partner to have his/her own convictions.

    You're a conservative. You would NEVER allow your partner to have her own convictions.
    You would be at her all the time for her politics



    * Do not try subtle politicizing in your comments about budget planning or when you remind your spouse about needing to get gas in the car.

    You're a conservative. You POLITICIZE EVERYTHING!


    * Remember to use your listening skills when discussing politics.

    You're a conservative. cons don't listen. They INTERRUPT INCESSANTLY!
    and they mock and ridicule...


    * Show respect for each other's political views.

    You're a con. you HAVE NO RESPECT for anyone who doesn't have the RIGHT(wing) opinions. you just mock and berate and belittle and insult and ridicule


    * Don't try to change your spouse's opinions. Instead try to understand those opinions. You can understand something without agreeing with it.


    bull fkn crap

    are you slightly more deranged than the average con?
    there is NO WAY IN HELL any conservative is EVER going to "understand" a non-conservative opinion.
     

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