In the past months, we have witnessed how the recent change in leadership in the United States government has brought divisiveness to the entire country. And, as unfortunate as it may sound, such conflict has extended to relatives and friends who have begun to unfriend and block each other on social media after heated debates on who is the better president. Moreover, the recent election also caused discord among couples and one was so bad that it resulted in a separation.
Gayle McCormick, 73 years old, is a retired prison guard and self-proclaimed “Democrat leaning toward socialist.” She separated from Bill, her husband of 22 years, after he casually mentioned while having lunch with a bunch of friends that he was thinking of voting for Donald Trump. However, he eventually had a change of heart and voted for Newt Gingrich instead.
The couple ended their relationship of 22 years because of discord over election candidates.
For Gayle, though, the damage has been done. And when Trump won the presidency, she just had it. In an interview with the Reuters, she said:
“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.”
“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. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life doing that.”
It was revealed, though, that the couple wasn’t planning on having a divorce, citing the reason that “they are too old for that.” And while they still plan to spend vacations together, the couple has since stopped living together in the same house.
In a poll conducted by Reuters, it was revealed that about 13% of Americans severed their ties with a close friend or a family because of the election while approximately 17% answered that they blocked people on social media. However, the election was not all about cutting ties as an estimated 21% said that they met new people, thanks to the election.
That just goes to show how intense politics is in the United States right now, huh?
Beachgoers In Argentina Form Human Chain To Help Lifeguards Rescue Drowning Swimmers
Stories like this surely restore our faith in humanity!
It’s always heartwarming to witness when total strangers reach out to help other people in need. Case in point, the footage below shows us a bunch of beachgoers on a beach in Argentina lending lifeguards some extra hands by forming a human chain. Because of that, they successfully rescued several swimmers who were struggling hard to escape from undercurrents.
Talk about literally joining hands for a great cause!
On a beach in Buenos Aires, Argentina, beachgoers helped three lifeguards rescue struggling swimmers.
10 Managers Share Most Bizarre Stories of Why They Had To Fire Certain Employees
These employees are the most stupid ever!
Being a manager is never an easy thing – you have to ensure the business runs smoothly, deal with complaining customers, and, of course, handle difficult employees. It’s really a tough job and not everyone is built to do it.
In some instances, some managers even had to fire employees for doing very stupid things. Several posts on Reddit give us insight about what managers encounter when they work with people who have committed workplace blunders that led to them getting fired .
Read on and find out about their bizarre stories:
20 Awesome Single Dads Who Took Parenting to the Next Level
Fatherhood level 9999!
It is not easy raising kids when you are a single parent. Single moms and single dads face unique challenges in rearing their kids but with unconditional love and sheer dedication, it can be done. However, single dads encounter an obstacle unique to them, especially when they are raising little girls. Often, these dads have to go the extra mile to learn all the "girl things" and "mommy-stuff" so they can relate to their daughters and vice versa.
Please do not get us wrong - we do realize that all single moms and single dads are special. But for now, let us allow these awesome men to take the spotlight so we can also thank them for manning up and being real fathers to their kids.
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