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Q: At parties, my partner constantly defends an unpopular politician for whom he voted in the last election. It's becoming a bit embarrassing and I dread going out. Is there anything I can do?

Angela says…
Did you vote for this politician? If you did, stand up for yourself and your spouse. If you didn't, ask yourself why your partner and you chose opponents. And if you can't see one another's perspective, does that translate to other areas where bigger problems might arise? You should never be embarrassed by your partner--whether it's a stash of bad jokes or an addiction to young adult fiction.

Derek says…
I would go one step further and say you also shouldn't ever embarrass your partner. You're in this together and should strive to make a great team. Besides, your friends sound like a bunch of sore losers. Tell them to get over it.

Smug Marrieds, Derek Chezzi & Angela PacienzaHappily married university sweethearts Angela and Derek live in a leafy neighborhood with their two super-cute kids and cranky but lovable cat, Fred. They are the envy of all their friends.

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