Like the wall Donald Trump dreams of building between the US-Mexico border, this election season is dividing families across the nation in huge ways.
And as Jesse Singal wrote on New York Magazine’s Science of Us blog, trying to convince your loved ones to see it your way is pretty much pointless.
“It’s unlikely you are going to sit down with your Trump-supporting brother or uncle or friend, talk things out, and walk away having convinced them to stay home or to vote for Clinton,” he wrote. “If persuasion were that easy, our country wouldn’t be mired in polarization and partisan gridlock.”
Even if you don’t engage in debate, the mere knowledge that your relative is supporting the other candidate can cause tension. Below, people on Whisper ― a free app where people divulge their secrets anonymously ― air their frustrations over Trump-supporting relatives.