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Trump cited as reason for relationship failures

It is common for Florida couples to squabble over their finances. However, couples around the country are increasingly likely to split over their political views since Donald Trump has entered the White House. According to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research in April 2017, 10 percent of couples were ending their relationships because of political disagreements.

Among millennials, the number was even higher at 22 percent, and the research included both married couples and those in otherwise committed relationships. The poll had 1,000 participants, and it found that 22 percent of respondents knew of a marriage or relationship that was in trouble because of political disagreements. It also found that 24 percent of respondents claimed that they had been fighting more than ever with a spouse or partner about politics since Trump was elected.

One divorce attorney who has been practicing for 35 years said that the rise in relationships ending over politics had its root in a simple idea. Basically, the idea is that a person's partner must be in lockstep when it came to his or her worldview for a relationship to succeed. According to the attorney, that idea has its roots in narcissism or obsessive compulsive disorder. It may also be a symptom of a person who has antisocial personality disorder.

Emotions, whether caused by politics or by some other disagreement, may negatively influence the outcome of a divorce. Therefore, it may be a good idea to talk with an attorney who can review the case in a more objective manner and assist in negotiating a comprehensive settlement.

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