The current divisive political climate becomes even more divisive when the political choices of our loved ones are contrary to our own. For example, what if you are for Clinton, and they are for Trump? If you are for gun control, and they support the NRA? If they want to build a gigantic wall along border to keep people out, and you feel it’s a foolish idea.
How do you deal with such political disharmony between your loved one and yourself? Do you try to persuade them to change their views? (and how does that work?) Are you able to have respectful, cordial discussions with each other? Or do damaging arguments ensue? Or, is it “My way or the highway!?
In short, can you accept your loved one’s political choices?
That is the dilemma–and subject–of my article just published in widely followed political and social blog, Boing Boing. (boingboing.net/2016/10/06/can-you-accept-your-loved-one.html). Please check it out and add your comments to the controversy the article has stirred up.
In the meantime, remember to
Let It Go–and Accept “What Is!”
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**For more on the subject, please check out the chapter “Accepting Your Loved Ones” in my award-winning book, The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People and Things as They Are