Earlier this year, Americans were asked,
“Has the presidential election negatively affected your personal relationship with a friend or family member?”
Most of us get that statistic. Heck, I’m surprised the number isn’t even higher! Can you think of a topic more polarizing than the 2016 election??
That’s why, during election season, it was painful to learn that some of the people we love—maybe even our best friends—weren’t voting the right way.
And that’s exactly what happened to Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge: besties who have pretty much polar opposite views when it comes to politics. Where Caitlin is conservative and voted for Trump, Lauran is “all the way to the left.” And to make matters worse, they’re both politically active. Sounds like a disaster!
So how did they overcome politics and learn to maintain a “bipartisan friendship” in the wake of last year’s election?
You’ve got to hear this TED Talk titled “How Our Friendship Survives Our Opposing Politics“:
Did you get through the 2016 election with a friend whose politics didn’t match your own? Did you decide to stay mum about your views, or did you work through them like Caitlin and Lauran? Dying to know!