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Couples arguing more over politics

While it may seem that heated political issues have little to do with what goes on in the everyday lives of El Paso residents, some research shows that may not be true. Wakefield Research, a polling firm based in Virginia, reports that more couples than ever are arguing over politics, particularly the election of President Trump. Ten percent are choosing to end their relationship primarily over these differences. Though political disagreements are up among people of all ages, millennials cite political differences as a factor in splitting up at a higher rate of 22 percent.

The survey, conducted in April, is part of Wakefield Research's ongoing investigation into how topical issues affect relationships. Given the divided political climate during and since the 2016 presidential election, the company wanted to understand its effect on couples' relationships. The survey found that 24 percent of the respondents reported they argued more about politics since the election of President Trump than they did before. In addition, 22 percent of the respondents knew couples whose relationships were negatively impacted by the election of President Trump.

Although money remained a contentious topic among arguing couples, Wakefield Research found that one in five couples reported arguing more about politics than financial issues over the past six months.

Regardless of the reason, divorce can be an extremely complicated process to navigate. The matters that must be resolved can include division of property, parenting time, alimony, and child support. Emotions often run the gamut during a divorce, which can make reaching an agreement even more difficult. A family law attorney with experience in the legal issues involved in ending a marriage can often help a client by attempting to negotiate a comprehensive settlement agreement that covers the applicable issues.

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