Friday, September 12, 2014

House Divided

Last night Ron and I went to the Red Horse Grill and proceeded to try and solve the world’s problems over a hamburger.  Two hours later we looked up to see that we were the only customers left and they were starting to clean the floors.

I found this to be a testament to our relationship, especially since our discussion grazed over a few political issues and we are considered a “political odd couple” or a “house divided”.  Ordinarily our political discussions would end in someone (admittedly me) getting a little too loud when conveying my shock at what I consider the misguided beliefs of my husband.  But last night we managed to have a civil discussion although neither changed our basic political stances.  Does this mean we are maturing?

I have learned to see my husband’s loving behavior every day, and it trumps his impossible political attitudes. But sometimes I have to do a lot of mental work so that I don’t wake up in the middle of the night and bop him on the nose.


kenju said...

I laughed out loud while reading this. My husband says I wrote this and you copied me....LOL

We are a house divided also and I am decidedly less tolerant than you - to the extent that I will NOT discuss politics with him or anyone else.

He did bop me in the nose while I was asleep once, back when we were newly married. He claimed to be dreaming of a salesman from a rival company. 20 years later, I had to have my nose repaired; he had deviated my septum.

Olga Hebert said...

Mike and I were the same way. You have to respect your partner's right to be wrong.

Deb said...

Thank goodness my SO and I are on the same side of the political fence. I had to grit my teeth before every conversation with my beloved but "politically-pig-headed" (LOL) brother. I couldn't live with that every day. My teeth would be ground to bloody stumps. :)

Points scored for civility and no shouting, hair-pulling or spitting! For both of you! Next goal WORLD PEACE!

Hugs from Canada!