Couples Therapy For Political Angst
Many families in the United States are dealing with family members who are miles apart on their political views. For those who can't move past the election results you might want to try couples therapy. Yup it is a thing.
President Elect Joe Biden said "Let me be clear: I campaigned as a proud Democrat, but I will govern as an American president." Biden is committed to unifying the country, and he has a lot of work ahead of him. According to CBS,
In a recent Pew Research Center poll, only about one in five registered voters said they share "core American values" with the other party, and about nine in 10 people worried that a victory by the opposition would do "lasting harm" to America.
With vote recounts in some states and charges of election fraud, folks have a ways top go before we feel like "One Nation."
Family therapist Bill Doherty has an interesting way of thinking. He says to picture America and look at it like a marriage, a marriage that is not doing well. Doherty runs workshops in the U.S. and they are dedicated to repairing the "torn bond" between liberals and conservatives. Doherty uses the same techniques that he uses to help couples reconnect.
When pressed for an answer, the majority of people said that their political party was not perfect and that the great divide we are facing as a nation right now is not good for our country.
We need to get over this and work as one to keep our nation the Greatest Beacon of Democracy.