DIVORCE
10/31/2016 06:54 pm ET Updated Oct 31, 2016

11 Times Trump Has Made People Want To Divorce Their Families

Surrounded by Trump-supporting fam? You're not alone.

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. 

  • 1
    My brother loves Trump. I know his mother raised him better than that.
  • 2
    I lost a lot of respect for my dad when I found out he was a Trump supporter. I don't know if he can ever completely gain it back😔
  • 3
    I told everyone in my family that if they vote for Trump they will be disowned. No regrets
  • 4
    I just asked my dad if Donald trump becomes president can we move to Mexico he said "nope I like Donald trump" I feel betrayed
  • 5
    My dad want to vote for trump b/c "we need a businessman to run the country." He doesn't even care about what trump is campaigning. My dad is what's wrong with the world.
  • 6
    My dad says he's voting for Trump, I guess he forgot how Trump objectifies women and that he has three women in his life
  • 7
    My dad is voting for trump and I'm trying really hard not to let it get to me but as his daughter it really upsets me. I know Hillary isn't great either but really dad? You have 2 daughters.
  • 8
    My dad is a refugee, my mom had a late term abortion & yet they are still supporting Trump. I can't do this anymore
  • 9
    My parents are going to vote for Trump. I dont want to live on this planet any more
  • 10
    My dad likes Donald trump and I hate Donald trump....this is gonna be WWlll up in my house
  • 11
    I'm so ashamed of my brother being a Trump supporter. Especially because we're the first generation US born citizens of immigrants.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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