This question comes up often in my practice as a psychotherapist, so I’ll tackle how to think through three classic ones here.
Do you and your partner have to both enjoy hiking or cooking together?
Ultimately, having different religious views requires intentional communication.
Focusing on common ground and constantly learning to respect your partner’s views, even if you don’t agree with them.
“I used to worry that these differences would make it hard for us to keep up a connection.
Once I even tried to read some of his favorite books so that I would be better equipped in proving to him that my dislike was justified in the hopes that I could win him over and he'd share my dislike of his hobbies.
They make it work and have a healthy loving relationship.
One couple told me that they’ve accepted the fact that they’ll never agree on politics and rarely discuss political issues with each other, knowing that it could easily spiral into a fight.