A fundamental part of the American political scene is the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans and in Presidential election years it always gets intense. Look back to Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Al Gore, Barack Obama and John McClain and Mitt Romeny. The list goes on.
What's different now though is that even now, almost nine months aftter the Presidential election, the divisive political climate continues and that conflict is spilling over into friendships and intimate relationships.
In a recent survey from the polling firm, Wakefield Research, nearly 25 percent of respondents said they'd fought with their spouse or partner over politics since President Trump was elected.
A quick look through online dating profiles will show people requesting not to be contacted if you voted for a specific candidate.
So if you're a Democrat and your spouse is a Republican, is your relationship doomed? Are politics just a no-go area for you until the next election? Should a political difference influence you to end your marriage? Are there strategies for bridging the divide?
Joining Mandy for this important Conversation, is life coach Christine Khetarpal. Christine specializes in helping people find the clarity and confidence to decide whether to end their marriage.
You'll find a synposis of this Conversation on Mandy's SinceMyDivorce blog.