Has anyone had the experience where you find it troubling dealing with a friend's significant other? A friend of mine, who I've known for close to 20 yers, has been seeing a guy for about 5 years. The problem is, is that this guy is becoming more and more unbearable to be around (and this also has come from other mutual friends). This guy is very opinionated -- if you say the sky is blue, he'll say it's green just to take the opposite to start a debate. Saturday, a few of us were talking about the growing population in certain parts of the world and how people are starving because of the environment, etc and this guy actually snorted and said "Nobody is starving for lack of food. It's all politics, with the local government holding the food for themselves". Several people walked away, under the guise of going into the house for refreshments. When the talk turned to something else, he did the same thing, basically telling the other speaker that they were wrong. I also knew that this friend's SO's politics were conservative but on Sunday, when a bunch of us were visiting his new place, we saw his bookcases. Immediately, I said "Oh no!" when I saw the bold name of "Coulter" on several book spines. Also on the shelves were books by Pat Buchanan as well as several books on Ronald Reagan ("Reagan: The Man, The Legend"). If it were only two incidents, I could probably just let them pass but it seems like something always comes to leave a bitter taste whenever this guy is around because he comes off as opinionated and acting superior to everyone else and this past weekend just magnified it. I'm afraid that soon someone will notbe able to hold back and will verbally attack him. Any ideas on how to deal with this, short of avoiding him (and my close friend) all together?