I hate election season.
Between the robo-calls, the mailings and the hyperactive press coverage, it’s all a little too much.
Especially when there is no respite from it at home.
That’s right, I’m in a mixed relationship. One of us is red state, and one of us is blue state.
I’m not saying who is who, but I will tell you that I listen to NPR and I have a vagina, so take a wild guess.
In case you, too, find yourself in a mixed-political-relationship, here are a few tricks I’ve learned:
Don’t talk politics before your first cup of coffee.
Don’t talk politics when one of you is still half asleep in bed.
Don’t talk politics after your second drink.
Don’t talk politics.
And if that doesn’t work, I find that it’s ever helpful to remind your Significant Other that there is a thing called Early Voting and perhaps he should use it because he may not live to see election day.
But at the end of the day it’s important to remind your S.O. that you still love him, even though he’s wrong.