A lot of it is just plain geography: If you live in a densely populated city, particularly in the northeast, you have to search relatively hard to find a Republican to date; if you live somewhere rural or in the south, the opposite is true.
Dating outside your party is veering into socially unacceptable territory in 2016.Parents are no longer okay with their children marrying outside their party. “She was a disappointment to me,” came the answer, cryptically.“It seemed like the country was getting more divided,” he says.Frank, a former Jeb Bush supporter who is now undecided, has brought up Benghazi over breakfast. ”In the midst of the most contentious election cycle in recent memory, interparty Democratic-Republican couples who once agreed to disagree have become seriously strange bedfellows.
Becoming a working mother has made Amy passionate about issues like family leave and equal pay, but her concerns seem to fall on deaf ears with her more conservative and corporate-minded husband, who can’t necessarily relate. A 2014 Pew Research Center study found that politics are more partisan now than at any point in the last two decades.Current Ohio law only recognizes domestic violence as violence occurring between spouses, those cohabiting or family members.HB 1 will include individuals in ongoing, substantial, intimate and romantic relationships under Ohio’s definition, providing those victims access to essential protection.In the cases of police violence against young African-American men, like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, Frank often defended the police, while Amy attacked her husband’s “sense of white privilege.”“Frank has said things to me like, ‘Had I known you felt this way, I wouldn’t have married you,’ ” Amy said. As a recent Vox headline read: “Political Identity Is Fair Game for Hatred.” A study by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, cofounders of corporate training firm Vital Smarts, found that 1 in 3 people have been “attacked, insulted, or called names” over political clashes, and 1 in 4 have had a political debate hurt a relationship.According to the online poll of more than 1,800 people, most heated political sparring matches—40 percent—take place at home.In the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds.