Wednesday's HOT MIC
Thanks, Party of Outrage. Studies show politics is causing couples to break up. From Fox Business:
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%. ...
The survey, which was conducted nationwide with 1,000 participants from April 12 to April 18, also found that 22% of Americans know a couple whose marriage or relationship “has been negatively impacted specifically due to President Trump’s election.”
In fact, Wakefield says that 24% of Americans in a relationship or married report that since Trump was elected, “they and their partner have disagreed or argued about politics more than ever.”
If it helps, my wife and I have agreed about politics more than ever. (Well, maybe not more than ever, but we certainly agree more now than we did when we voted for different people last November — neither of whom were named "Trump" or "Clinton.")
Can't people be satisfied or dissatisfied (or some mix of the two) together? Is politics really worth breaking up over?