Some things just aren’t meant to be.
One of Bernie Sanders’ supporters claimed she’s separated from her hubby of 22 years after discovering that he wanted to cast his vote for President Donald Trump.
Reuters reports that the woman, one Gayle McCormick, 73, got wind of her spouses’ voting decision when the couple had lunch with their friends.
“It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump,” McCormick stated. “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.”
“I was incensed,” she told the New York Post.” I said, “I can’t believe that somebody I could be married to could vote for someone whose track record is so obviously poor in terms of civil liberties, his feelings about women, how he treats people in general.”
Though McCormick’s husband was said to have changed his mind and later voted former Congressman Newt Gingrich in November 2016, things had already fallen apart.
The woman, a retired corrections officer, who sees herself as a “Democrat leaning toward socialist,” opined that she and her hubby are “too old” to be divorced, and has relocated from their home in California to her property in Bellingham, Washington.
“It really came down to the fact I needed to not be in a position where I had to argue my point of view 24/7,” she told Reuters. “I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life doing that.”
However, she conceded that she does not think that the shift away from her previous life will be hitch-free.
“I’m scared I have to find a new dentist. I have to find a new doctor,” the New York Post quoted her. “Those are things that don’t seem like much, but when you’re 73 and you have diabetes and you’ve had a stroke, it gets scary to find new people and starting over.”
Notwithstanding the above, McCormick asserts that she remains in good terms with her hubby and intends to keep a cordial relationship with him.
“I like the fact that Bill and I are staying connected for the positive stuff in our lives. I’m very, very proud of that, for him and me,” she said. “I think we’ve done a marvelous job in doing that and maintaining the friendships that we’ve made together. I’m very proud of that.”
Recently, a Reuters/Ipsos survey showed the degree to which the 2016 presidential poll has changed people’s lives.
It could be startling to discover that 16% of respondents said they “stopped talking to a family member or close friend” as a consequence of the poll, and 13% revealed they have “ended a relationship with a family member or close friend.”