We Fight About Politics, And It Makes Our Marriage Hot

Thrilled to have an essay published on Good Housekeeping this week!


My husband said he would never talk politics on a first date. I said I would never date a guy who wore linen pants and drove a car that cost more than my yearly salary. But here we are, eight years into marriage.

I am the daughter of parents who marched on Washington to protest the Vietnam War. I grew up with Joan Baez and James Taylor on the record player. This means that my family was shocked when I brought home a Republican.

But we knew what we were getting into from the get-go. On our first date, we shut the restaurant down as we argued health care, abortion, access to education, and international politics. It was foreplay at its finest…..

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