Political views can sometimes tear relationships apart, even for couples. Our founder, Dr. Dana McNeil Ph.D. shared her expert thoughts on this which were published in an article by Glam.
Most couples think that having political differences may mean they don’t share anything in common. But in these situations, Dr. McNeil stressed the importance of having shared values.
“The ideal way to talk about political differences as a couple involves both partners sitting down and talking about the dreams and goals you have in common,” Dana McNeil, Ph.D., a San Diego-based licensed marriage family therapist, tells Today. “This creates an atmosphere of finding similarities and shared values. The goal is to find ways that you will navigate the major issues without tearing down the other person’s character.”