My husband and I are very different in many ways.
Even with those differences, our “mixed” marriage is strong. But I wasn’t sure what was going to happen when it turned out that we had voted for different candidates in our state’s presidential primary.
I voted for Hillary Clinton, but he voted for Obama. To say I had Barack Shock would be an understatement.
You see, for as long as we’ve been together, for whatever differences we’ve had, we’ve always been on the same page politically. There has never been an electoral disagreement in our house — until now. (At least he didn’t vote outside the party — now that WOULD have been grounds for divorce!)
Apparently, we’re not the only ones working on this issue in 2008. And someone is trying to cash in on this phenomenon.
A press release that popped into my E-mail this week was titled: Can Democrats and Republicans Find True Love That Lasts (With Each Other)?: America’s Love Doctor Gives Relationship Advice to Political Junkies in Love – Just in Time for the Elections.
Now, I have no problem with couples therapy, but who knew you could see a therapist for political wanderings?
Somehow James Carville and Mary Matalin make extreme political leanings work in their marriage, so I’m not worried that Mr. PunditMom and I will get past this little political bump in the road. Which I guess is bad news for America’s Love Doctor. I don’t think we really need her conflict management tools and her Three C’s of Love to handle this difference of opinion.
But if you’re a John McCain supporter in a relationship with an Obama fan, maybe a little conflict management couldn’t hurt. Or, it could turn into Bravo’s newest reality show — something like a cross between The Biggest Loser and The Millionaire Matchmaker. And if it does, I want a cut, ’cause you heard it here first!