This past election proved to be quite the relationship conundrum for people on opposite sides. I have friends and family members who have taken sides and fractured relationships because of who they chose to vote for. I am not one to ever push my political beliefs on anyone and although I am outspoken about most things, the hate and vitriol spewed by people I love and respect just blows my mind.
How do we deal with the next four years? I wish I had an answer but I don’t. Decency and respect seem to be thrown out the window. The ugliness of humanity has been brought to the forefront and it scares me, greatly.
I will just keep being the person I am. I do not like to write about my political views, here or on social media, and this is the closest to politics I will ever write about. Going forward, I will listen and try to understand but I will not add fuel to the fire. If you were my friend before the election, you will still be my friend after the election, as long as you respect boundaries.
And I will continually hold out hope that hate won’t win and that love will.