Political conversations seem to be center stage at many family dinner tables since President Trump has been elected. Unfortunately, some of those conversations are taking their toll on marriages in Minnesota and across the country. Many couples are even separating over political differences.
Recent poll data collected by Wakefield Research shows that one out of every 10 couples have ended their relationships over an inability to see eye to eye politically. This statistic was the same among married and unmarried couples. Those identified as millennials showed an especially high instance of separation at 22 percent.
The survey was conducted with 1,000 participants all over the country to determine the impact of current events on relationships. Researchers found that 24 percent of Americans reported arguing more over political disagreements since President Trump was elected.
One legal professional with more than 35 years experience as a practicing divorce attorney said she has never seen a political election have a greater impact on relationships. In fact, she states that more than one in five Americans who are married or in a committed relationship report arguing more about Trump’s political agenda than money.
When a couple’s political views are so strong that they become non-negotiable, it could be time to seek the advice of a divorce attorney. The attorney could be able to provide options to encourage a more amiable divorce proceeding and help to protect the client’s assets from being lost to the other spouse. Fault could be difficult to prove in cases such as these, and the attorney might be able to cultivate a case that truly shows the impact the political disagreement had on the marriage.