Polarizing politics splitting some couples

- Is President Trump building a wall between couples? A new poll suggests the politics of the day isn't just pitting the parties against one another it is also splitting relationships, too.

In the new study, Virginia-based polling firm Wakefield Research surveyed over 1,000 couples and found that 1 in 10 broke up over political arguments. It might not be too surprising that that number was higher among millennials at 22 percent.

Disagreements over Trump even appear to be trumping what couples usually clash over. According to the poll, 1 in 5 couples says that in the last six months they thought more about Trump than about money.

Divorce attorney Lois Brenner says she has never seen anything like this in her 35 years as a lawyer. She says some controlling or abusive spouses may get angry if their partner disagrees about politics.

Project Soulmate co-founder Lori Zaslow says she has never before seen so much relationship drama over politics. Outside of avoiding toxic people, which we should anyway, how can we make sure a party, a Senate or a House divided doesn't divide our house, too? Zaslow says maybe avoid talking about politics.

On the flip side, if disagreeing over our president is enough to break up a couple, was the relationship that strong to begin with?

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