Marriage And Politics: Political Beliefs Can Cause Marriage Troubles During Elections

09/05/2012 03:10 pm ET

To have a long and happy marriage, experts say couples should have similar values on money, family and religion.

But what happens when you disagree on politics?

As Americans gear up for election season, couples who disagree about politics may get frustrated with each other -- and even face challenges in their marriages. Wall Street Journal columnist Elizabeth Bernstein says that she's seen couples deal with differing political views in a variety of ways, including by skirting the issue entirely.

"I've talked to some couples who say 'We're married for decades and we just refuse to talk politics," she told The News Hub on WSJLive.

However couples choose to deal with their opposing political opinions, Bernstein says that the most important thing they can do is simply accept the other person's point of view.

Watch the video above to learn more about managing politics in your marriage.

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