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For couples, siblings with opposing political views, maintaining a happy relationship is possible

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When it comes to politics, Kirsten Donohue and her husband, Kevin, disagree about "pretty much everything," she said. She leans left, he to the right.


"It's rare that we agree."

Intense political campaigning and relentless, pointed messaging can ignite emotions and stir conflict. As a result, relationships may suffer.

On the home front, keeping disagreements from escalating into all-out war can be a challenge for family members who hold divergent views.

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