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The impact of politics on marriage

Texas couples might find information about the impact of politics on marriage useful, particularly if they are seeking the reasons for disagreements that might even lead to separation and eventually divorce. Data from Wakefield Research, a polling firm, indicates that arguments over politics, particularly after President Trump's election, do have a negative effect on a relationship.

In its survey, the firm found that that 10 percent of relationships ended over political disputes. For millennials, the rate is more than double at 22 percent. To gather the data, Wakefield surveyed 1,000 people. Nearly 25 percent of those surveyed admitted that they had fought with their spouse or partner over politics since President Trump was elected. Additionally, 22 percent of the survey participants also said that they know someone whose relationship had been affected negatively since the election.

One expert said that at the center of fights over politics is the idea of one person always being right and the other person must always agree with them. This attitude has its roots in narcissism, obsessive compulsive disorder and antisocial personality disorder, all of which are causes for concern. These are all factors that might complicate a dispute enough that for a significant number of couples, the end of a marriage might become the only option.

People who are contemplating a divorce for any reason may want to have the assistance of a family law attorney. A variety of legal issues, such as property division, alimony and, if applicable, child custody and visitation will have to be dealt with, and an attorney can help with these negotiations.

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