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Woman Left Husband Because He Voted For Trump (Video)

Gayle McCormick, a retired California prison guard, separated from her husband because he voted for then-candidate Donald Trump in the GOP primaries (video below).

McCormick, who has been married 22 years, told Reuters that she is a "Democrat leaning toward socialist."

Meanwhile, her husband wrote in Newt Gingrich, who dropped his presidential run months earlier, in the general election.

When McCormick discovered her husband supported Trump; she called that a "deal breaker."

"It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump," McCormick recalled. "I felt like I had been fooling myself. It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realized how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger."

This type of partisan conflict is not just confined to couples. A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll -- taken from Dec. 27 to Jan. 18 -- found a 6 percent increase in arguments between loved ones over politics.

Additionally, 16 percent of respondents said they had refused to talk to a family member or friend because of the presidential election, while 13 percent actually ended a relationship with a close friend or family member.

"It's been pretty rough for me," Rob Brunello, a Trump supporter in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, stated. "People couldn't believe Trump could beat Hillary. They are having a hard time adjusting to it."

The New York Times reported in November how some families were refusing to spend the holiday season together because of political differences.

"It’s all one big giant contradiction in my eyes," Laura Smith, a Trump voter in Massachusetts, told the newspaper. "She’s saying to spread the love. But then you’re throwing this feeling of hate toward me, your own family member."

Ruth Dorancy, a Chicago Democrat, moved her wedding location to Italy so that her fiance's grandmother and aunt, who voted for Trump, would not attend.

"It felt like a rejection of everyone who looks like me," Dorancy said. “It was a message to me that 'You are not equal in our eyes. You do not deserve a place in our country.'"

Sources: Reuters, The New York Times / Photo Credit: Jennifer Pahlka/Flickr

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