Jeanne Safer

Jeanne Safer

Jeanne Safer is a Liberal Democrat (and a psychoanalyst) married for 39 years to a Conservative Republican who is Sr. Editor of National Review, the leading conservative journal of opinion. It took them years--Jeanne especially--to figure out how to deal with their passionate political differences; what made this possible was hard work and the fact that they agree on virtually everything else but politics. In her new book, "I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics" Jeanne interviewed 50 people who are struggling to work out relationships with political opponents whom they love. Based on her long personal and professional experience, she helps them figure out what to do and say and--just as important--what NOT to do and say. It's really about the nature of love, and what really matters in intimacy. It's what she calls "showing up," not how you vote.