Ask E. Jean - Tormented? Driven Witless? Whipsawed by confusion?

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Hey ladies. I love my husband but we have extremely different political leanings. i.e. I'm a bleeding heart liberal, Trump hating, proud LGBTQ ally. He loves Trump, trolling people and posting racist memes. I'm getting to the point where with the current political climate, I can no longer turn a blind eye. I was raised that way to begin with. Please advise.

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    You love him -- why exactly? Right now all we know is that he enjoys trolling people and posting racist memes. It's awfully hard to suggest anything but dumping a racist troll, immediately if not sooner....

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    Kal, as usual, is spot-on with his advice. Your husband is not a great guy who sometimes does bad things. His racism and trolling are an integral part of who he is. And the current administration has made it very comfortable for such people to become more public and aggressive with their horrific beliefs and behaviours. If you stay with him, your respect for him will erode, as will your self-respect. Get out before that happens.

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    My guy and I also have a divided house - Iím the liberal and he finds amusement in Trump. It used to bother me A LOT - until I realised I can no more change him than he can change me. I try to steer the conversations away from politics and onto topics on which we agree. Itís much more peaceful.

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