From USA Today –
Gayle McCormick, a 73-year-old retired prison guard in Washington state who describes herself as a “Democrat leaning toward socialist,” says she decided to end her marriage of 22 years after her husband announced at a lunch with friends last year that he was planning to vote for Trump. She says it was a “deal breaker.”
“I was in shock,” she told People magazine. “It was the breaking point. The Trump issue was the catalyst.”
Okay, I know this apparent feud over the last election seems to be unending. Will it ever end, we ask. Why can’t folks just get over it? I know friendships have been injured by this, but really – A MARRIAGE?
I guess when you reach 73, you just get to a point where you don’t want to argue. It takes a lot of energy to do so. We’d rather either give in or give up. It’s tough trying to process the information and have the right comeback anymore. Physically, it turns your blood pressure up and that isn’t good when you’re in your seventies. By the time you’ve gotten started with the argument, you’ve forgotten what I was about in the first place.
Maybe this is what happened to Gayle.
There could be more to this story. Maybe the woman was looking for an excuse to get out of her marriage and this was the turning point for her. I would hope that a simple thing like this would not be cause for divorce.
Who knows why people do what they do? We become shocked by this sortof news or we simply overlook it, but this is a real issue folks. People are at each other’s throats because of a presidential election. Why can’t we get on with our normal uninteresting lives and forget all this nonsense.