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After the Trumpocalypse: Politics and Divorce

By The Law Offices of Ronald H. Kauffman of Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. posted in Divorce on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

The stress of Brexit is adding to pressure on couples on the brink of divorce. Lots of comparisons are made between the Brexit vote and our recent presidential election. Is America’s divorce rate about to increase like London’s?

According to the London Guardian, for partners who voted different ways in the Brexit referendum, the difficulty of reconciling opposing political views may be the final straw according to British divorce lawyers.

So much so, that a Dutch entrepreneur announced plans to set up a divorce hotel in the UK to help separating couples sort out their problems over the course of a weekend. The hotel may be just in time because the Brexit vote was a traumatic rupture from the idea of a European union.

“We have come across a number of families in this country [who are splitting up] because one them voted differently [to the other] in the referendum,” Shepherd said. “They fell out in a big way because one voted for remain and one for leave.

A similar phenomenon may be happening in the U.S. between warring couples split between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I have written about the cause of divorce in the past.

Asked about the effect of Brexit on relationships, the Guardian reported:

“[I]t has imposed an added strain on relationships, one in which people might not be talking to each other as well. Brexit has been an issue.”

While the UK may be experiencing an increase in divorces due to the Brexit vote, only time will tell if the U.S. will suffer similar pressures from the election of Donald Trump.

The Guardian article is here.