I Love You, but I Hate Your Politics: How to Protect Your Intimate Relationships in a Poisonous Partisan World
Jeanne Safer


Paperback (B-format paperback UK (198x129mm)) | Aug 2019 | Biteback Publishing | 9781785905049 | 160pp | 198x129mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99


Fraught dinner conversations about Brexit are all too familiar for many of us. With unfolding events dominating the news channels, it’s a delicate topic which is near impossible to avoid, and has caused relationships between parents and children and  spouses and siblings alike to fracture. Many of us find ourselves asking how can we navigate these conversations and find a way to live peacefully with loved ones whose politics we find fundamentally objectionable?

Psychotherapist and die-hard liberal Jeanne Safer has personal experience of successfully solving this conundrum through her happy marriage to stalwart conservative Richard Brookhiser. Here, she combines her own expertise with interviews with other mixed-politics couples, offering frank advice and setting out a practical strategy for salvaging and strengthening your relationships. Part relationship guide, part anthropological study, this book is an invaluable and entertaining tool for anyone who has felt they are walking on eggshells as divisions in society grow increasingly stark.