A little backstory: my boyfriend is in the military and I live in a very liberal area, so when I mention what he does for a job, I am used to negative comments to a certain degree. Generally, I let it go because people who do not have to deal with the military and the uncertainty of having a loved one in it generally have a very different opinion and outlook on it then those who do.
However, when talking to my face, it seems like some people just get a little TOO rude. Case in point, the following IM conversation. I was talking to an old friend, and he asked me about my boyfriend. It went on from there
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Now my question is, do you think saying that to a girlfriend of somebody who's military is ever appropriate? I'm especially curious to hear the responses from people who are really liberal, anti-war, etc. if there are any. I consider myself a moderately liberal person and I couldn't imagine spewing so much hate at the loved one of somebody who fights for my freedom. I do have some pretty conservative core values though, so that might make a difference.
What do you think?