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Couples breaking up over Trump

On Behalf of | May 17, 2017 | Divorce

There are many reasons why a Kentucky marriage may not last. While some common ones include a disagreement over finances and other incompatibilities, one study has found that couples are also getting divorced over political disagreements, particularly when they involve President Trump.

Researchers at Wakefield Research wanted to understand what impact the political environment had on marriages in the United States. The study involved 1,000 participants from across the nation. Ultimately, 24 percent of those who were in a relationship reported that they have been disagreeing or arguing with their partner over politics more than ever since President Trump was elected. Further, 22 percent also reported that they knew at least one couple who has had the political environment cause damage to their relationship.

The research company said that an estimated one in 10 couples, married and unmarried, were splitting up due to their political disagreements. The rate for millennials was particularly high with a rate of 22 percent. One attorney based in New York said that she had personally seen an increase in couples who were breaking up and divorcing over their political disagreements.

Even if a couple is set on ending their marriage, the process can still be complex and stressful, especially if there are kids or a large amount of marital property that must be divided. If the former couple is going through a contested divorce, where one party simply cannot or refuses to agree about the terms, a family law attorney could act as an advocate for a client who wants the process to be over with.