The politics of a California divorce
People across the country are looking forward to casting their vote tomorrow and finally seeing this election cycle come to an end. The months of debates, name calling, and public battles have many people anxious to put this contentious race behind them. Those going through a divorce in California may understand this feeling.
There may be as many polls about marriage and divorce as there have been about the upcoming election. However, one recent poll has put these subjects together and aimed to determine whether a difference in political views matters significantly to people looking to get married.
According to the results of the poll, which was conducted by online dating site Match.com, more than 57 percent of people do not believe that a difference in political views is a deal breaker when it comes to dating and marriage. However, anecdotally, there are many people who may find reason to disagree with these results.
A difference in political viewpoints may not matter to most couples on a day-to-day basis. However, during hotly debated political elections like the current one, emotions and opinions run quite high. What starts as a calm discussion about family health care may erupt into an argument of ideologies and beliefs. When a couple disagrees on major issues such as education, constitutional rights and employment solutions, it may signify to them that their goals and ideals may be too different to overcome.
Couples break up for all kinds of reasons. However, for most people, there is too much disagreement and arguing going on for either spouse to be truly happy and satisfied with a marriage. Even though these elections only happen once every four years, the discourse and bitterness that may plague a couple during this time may last for a long time.
Much like politics, a marriage is full of compromise and picking your battles. When a couple gets divorced, however, those same politics may no longer apply. A breakup can be lengthy process full of challenges and upsets, but with the support of an experienced attorney, two people can put their differences behind them, part ways amicably and look forward to the future.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Are You and Your Spouse Bi…Bipartisan, That Is?” Michele Weiner-Davis, Nov. 3, 2012