Dear Aunty Lisa
My husband and I have VERY different views on anything vaguely resembling politics. I support MDC Alliance and he's a staunch supporter of Zanu PF.
We have a hard time finding middle ground and every discussion ends up with us frustrated and angry.
The weird thing is, I have no problem discussing politics with friends of opposing viewpoints.
I find it to be an engaging intellectual exercise. But with him, it just kills me. And I know he doesn’t talk down to his friends in these kind of discussions, but with me he does.
He gets strident and I get defensive and kinda crazy, and end up thinking I married the wrong man.
I find his views repulsive. I just can’t get past this and can’t help to think this reveals something about my husband’s character that I didn’t know.
How do I get past this? Or do I need to get past it?