WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is now the President of the United States, but alongside political divide in the face of his inauguration, some people are taking a personal toll on their lives.
Ms Gayle McCormick, after discovering her husband had a soft corner for Donald Trump, she decided to call it a day, reported the Independent.
The retired California prison guard, a self-described “Democrat leaning toward socialist,” was stunned when her husband casually mentioned during a lunch with friends last year that he planned to vote for Trump – a revelation she described as a “deal breaker.”
“It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump,” said McCormick, 73, who had not thought of leaving the conservative Republican before but felt “betrayed” by his support for Trump.
“I felt like I had been fooling myself,” she said. “It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realised how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger.”
Three months after the most divisive election in modern U.S. politics fractured families and upended relationships, a number of Americans say the emotional wounds are as raw as ever and show few signs of healing.
McCormick, who says she is too old to divorce her husband (who didn’t end up voting for Trump), wants to live apart because she couldn’t stand the thought of arguing with her husband every day.