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Indiana University
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Couples Divorcing Over Political Disagreements

From Fox Business:

It’s not just Republicans and Democrats bickering it out lately. According to a new study and divorce attorneys, couples are also feuding over politics — especially President Trump — with many of them breaking up and even heading to divorce court.

New data from Wakefield Research, an Arlington, Virginia-based polling firm, one in 10 couples (married or unmarried) ended their relationships over political disagreements, with millennials parting ways at a particularly high rate of 22%.

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I am really surprised about breakups as a result of the Trump administration. I know that there are people who want to move to another country because Trump is president, and I know that some of them have actually followed up on this sentiment.

You know what they say… Opposites attract.

My theory is that couples who resort to separating or divorcing over a topic like this do so because there is an underlying weakness that politics exacerbates.

Posted by: Reed James | May 11, 2017 2:58:51 PM

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