How do political divisions affect your relationships?
In an election time, it's often difficult for people to hide their political opinions. And with outlets like Facebook and Twitter, it only takes a click to make your opinions known.
American Public Media and This American Life looked for stories of how the red-blue divide affects everyday life and personal relationships. We weren't looking for political opinions -- there are plenty of places for those on the internet -- but rather for stories of how differences of opinion are making everyday life tricky for you.
Here's This American's Life's episode that used insights from these very questions. Even though the episode has aired, we welcome more responses.
Are there friends or relatives whom you no longer feel close to because of irreconcilable political differences? Get-togethers that have been cancelled or book clubs disbanded? Have you felt socially isolated, insulted or demonized -- either at work or in family gatherings -- because of your political beliefs? Please share specific incidents or situations, how they made you feel and how you responded.
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