RD&T’s contributing writer, Robert Taibbi, shares insight on how to cope when your partner makes radical changes.
One of the things that Ellen has always appreciated about her relationship with Jack was their common values and political beliefs — liberal, socially compassionate. But she’s noticed that Jack has been shifting his point of view of late, being more hard-lined on a variety of topics, and most recently, he said he was switching parties, tired of that damn liberalism and is voting Republican in the next election.
Ellen is not only surprised but feels confused and even betrayed. The fabric of their relationship seems to be fraying. Jack is quickly becoming a different man than the one she married.