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For couples, siblings with opposing political views, maintaining a happy relationship is possible

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When it comes to politics, Kirsten Donohue and her husband, Kevin, disagree about "pretty much everything," she said. She leans left, he to the right.

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"It's rare that we agree."

Intense political campaigning and relentless, pointed messaging can ignite emotions and stir conflict. As a result, relationships may suffer.

On the home front, keeping disagreements from escalating into all-out war can be a challenge for family members who hold divergent views.

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