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I Love You, but I Hate Your Politics
How to Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World
By (author): Jeanne Safer
9781250200396 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Conflict Resolution Jun 11, 2019 Print Run: 40000
$37.99 CAD
Active 5.38 x 8.25 x 0.83 in 240 pages St. Martin's Press All Points Books

Do you thrust unsolicited partisan articles upon your spouse? Are you convinced that you can change your coworker’s mind, if you could only argue forcefully enough? Have you gone from befriending to “defriending” the people once closest to you? Don’t give up hope; Dr. Jeanne Safer is here to help.

Since the election of Donald J. Trump, political disagreements have been ravaging our personal relationships like never before. This already widespread phenomenon will continue to grow unless we learn to fight it.

From friends to relatives to lovers, no relationship is immune to this crisis. I Love You, but I Hate Your Politicsdraws from interviews with every type of politically mixed couple, as well as Dr. Safer’s own experiences as a die-hard liberal happily married to a stalwart conservative. The result is a practical guide to maintaining respect and intimacy in our increasingly divided world.

I Love You, but I Hate Your Politicsis sure to educate and entertain anyone who has felt the strain of ideological differences in their personal life. No matter which side of the fence you're on, Dr. Safer offers frank, practical advice for salvaging and strengthening your bonds with your loved ones. This book is required reading for any politically minded friend, relative, or significant other in the Trump era.

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D., a psychotherapist in New York City, is the author ofThe Golden Condom,Beyond Motherhood, The Normal One, and several other books. Dr. Safer has appeared onThe Daily Show andGood Morning America as well as numerous NPR broadcasts. Her work has been the subject of articles in theNew York Times and theWall Street Journal. She is the host of theI Love You, But I Hate Your Politics podcast.

"Supersonic advice for creating love across the aisle!" —E. Jean Carroll,Elleadvice columnist and author ofWhat Do We Need Men For?

"Jeanne Safer and I have hated each other's politics for over forty years, but we still love each other, so she must know what she is talking about." —Richard Brookhiser, senior fellow, National Review Institute

"This insightful, well-reasoned book will help readers negotiate the political differences in their relationships with the people they love most." —Publishers WeeklyReview

"Safer offers rules of engagement for mixed-viewpoint commingling that prioritize respect and care. What makes Safer, a vocal liberal, so qualified? Her decades-long career exploring the mind, and an equally lengthy marriage to a staunchly conservative commentator." —Courtney Eathorne,BooklistReview

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