A marriage ends for various reasons right from financial issues, lack of communication, differences in opinion, and infidelity to name a few. But a new reason seems to have been added to this list and that is United States President Donald Trump.
No, we aren't kidding. Numerous couples are reportedly fighting due to their disagreement over Trump and his administration and even taking this tussle to court. A data from Wakefield Research found that one in 10 couples, married or otherwise, have ended their relationship for this reason. And the rate is even higher for younger people.
"This study was conducted as part of Wakefield Research's ongoing exploration of the trends driving conversations today in the US and worldwide. Our research team regularly fields studies that examine how relationships are impacted by current events, so it was natural for us to ask about today's political environment," Lisa Johnson Kiefer, managing director of Wakefield Research, told FOX Business.
"We wanted to understand how, if at all, the current political environment was impacting romantic relationships."
The survey was conducted from April 12 to 18 and involved 1,000 participants. Wakefield also said that 24 percent of the Americans who were in a relationship disagreed or argued with their partners about politics much more than before.
New York-based divorce attorney Lois Brenner also said that of late she has seen a lot of couples fight over politics.
In my 35 years of matrimonial practice, I have never seen so many couples split over a political disagreement as with the Trump election. The essence is: you must agree with me. I am frequently mediating these disputes between couples to help them draft a postnuptial or separation agreement," Brenner told the site.
While these couples are mostly fighting over Trump's presidency and policies, there was a couple who separated even before he was elected the president. Gayle McCormick, a retired prison guard from California, separated from her husband of 22 years because he told her he was going to vote for the Republican. "It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump," the Telegraph quoted 73-year-old McCormick as saying.
"I felt like I had been fooling myself," she added. "It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realized how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger."
While they have not filed for a divorce and McCormick's husband even changed his opinion on Trump, they live separately.