Well, it’s that day again. U.S. Presidential Election day. Or, usually in our household, it’s the chance to cancel each other’s votes.
Years ago I wrote about the high chances of differing political views in late blooming marriages. (Read it here.) For us, this year proved to be no exception to the angst that can occur.
Being in a swing state (Virginia), we got bombarded with campaign messages: junk mail, robo calls and Facebook posts (really, folks, do you think you’re changing anyone’s minds there? Give it a rest.) In our household, this also meant there were increased screams of “MUTE THAT THING” when the TV was on. (I do believe political ads were the ONLY ads on TV for the last month.) Oh, and of course, the usual turning to one another when someone said something strange on Meet the Press and taking out the pundit’s stupidity on the other person sitting in the living room. Yeah, we’re good like that.
So, you could say I am glad today came and will soon go. How did your relationship fare this year? What do you do to keep the political fire from extinguishing the love flames?