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Political differences may cause divorce in California, elsewhere

Emotional turmoil, growing apart, disagreements and many other issues could result in California residents choosing to dissolve their marriages. The reasons can vary from couple to couple, but common threads do exist that tend to cause marital strife. A recent study showed that political differences have caused a significant number of divorce proceedings.

Apparently, out of married and unmarried relationships, one couple out of 10 called it quits due to differences in opinion when it came to politics. Furthermore, individuals who are considered part of the millennial generation saw a breakup and divorce rate of 22 percent. The director of the research facility that conducted the study stated that the interest in the impacts politics have on relationships came about while exploring trends in conversation topics. 

The survey had 1,000 participants, and 24 percent of those individuals indicated that the current political climate has had a particularly negative effect on their relationships. Additionally, one attorney stated that she had never experienced so many divorce cases in which political disagreement played a significant role. While many individuals know that financial disagreements are a leading cause of relationship issues, political disputes have recently surpassed even that cause.

In some cases, differing political opinions can cause individuals to realize that they do not agree on issues that are important to them. Because of this realization, it is not surprising that numerous couples choose to end their relationships, likely in hopes of finding someone more like-minded. If California residents choose to go through divorce due to such differences or other issues, they may wish to find out more on their legal options.

Source: Fox Business, "Married Couples Splitting Over Trump, Study Says", Jade Scipioni, May 8, 2017

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