We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.
I’m a staunch democrat, my boyfriend is a fiscal conservative but socially liberal. And he’s seriously considering voting for Donald Trump in November because he hates Hillary Clinton, and it’s breaking my heart. He thinks Donald Trump is, deep down, a democrat, who’s just saying absolutely anything to get conservative votes; he thinks Trump wouldn’t really do all the things he’s said he will if he actually gets in office; and he won’t even consider the third party Libertarian candidate — even though Gary Johnson’s much more aligned with his own values — because he thinks that would just be handing Clinton the White House.
As a woman, a feminist, and a caring human being, it really disturbs me that someone I love and care about would throw his vote away on a person I believe is truly dangerous to this country — dangerous to reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, religious freedom, freedom of the press, immigrants & foreigners, foreign relations….the list goes on.
The problem is, my boyfriend and I have a wonderful relationship. We love each other, we get along great, the sex is fabulous, and we share the same interests except in this one area. I’m so, so confused by this. If it weren’t for our political differences, I’d probably consider marrying this guy down the road. But I’m just not sure I can be with someone who supports a politician who’s personality and policies I find so morally reprehensible. I feel like it should be a deal breaker. Am I overreacting?
— “Mary Matalin”
What Should M.M. do?
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