We're heard about how politics have driven wedges between friends since the election. The "Trump effect" is now also causing couples to split up, a recent study found.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Couples are fighting over President Trump more than ever, and many are turning to divorce court to get out of their politically ravaged marriages.
New data from Wakefield Research found that one in 10 couples, married and not, have ended their relationships in a battle over political differences. For younger millennials, it's 22 percent.
And nearly one in three Americans said that political clashes over Trump have "had a negative impact on their relationship," said the report provided to Secrets.
"Since Donald Trump's election, political discourse in the U.S. has been more tense and divisive than ever," Wakefield said.
Call it the end of the Carville-Matalin era, when relationships like Clinton adviser James Carville's marriage to Bush family adviser Mary Matalin were celebrated.
"Passionately opposing points of views are not only driving wedges between strangers and even friends, but we are now seeing evidence that this dissent is having a detrimental impact on Americans' marriages and relationships," the report said.I guess I should consider myself lucky that only two friends have "departed" over politics since the election. I'm not saying anything bad against them, in case either come to their senses and want to be back in the fold. As far as I am concerned, they're welcome.
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