We’re in the middle of the most contentious election EVER. And if you live with someone who’s supporting a different candidate, things have probably gotten tense. So here are five tips to survive until November 8th.
1. Remember that what happens in YOUR house is more important than who gets voted into the White House. We’re going to have someone new in office every four or eight years, so it’s not worth throwing away lifelong friendships and relationships.
2. Leave the debates to TV. It’s okay to talk about your beliefs, but don’t make it your goal to change someone’s mind.
3. Don’t take it personally. If someone doesn’t share your opinion, it doesn’t mean they don’t respect you.
4. Have fun with it. Maybe make a bet, and whoever’s candidate loses has to give the other person a massage.
5. Agree to disagree. At the end of the day, it’s the best thing you can do to keep the peace. The election will be over in 25 days, and then you can go back to just one of you being annoyed. (Six Seeds)