Has Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton affected your love life? You’d be surprised at the answer many give! Race and education were traditionally what we used to look for in potential partners. But now political affiliation is having a great effect.
Tonight’s show is about the devastating effect the presidential campaign has had on personal relationships. What do you do when someone you love has a dramatically different political view? Facebook research reveals a whopping 34% of its users report de-friending someone over a political post this year. No matter which candidate ultimately wins the presidential election, some friendships will never be the same. Psychoanalyst Frieda Birnbaum is here to share why this election—more than previous ones—is causing more stress on relationships and whether losing a friend because of political differences is an indication that the friendship wasn’t a strong one to begin with.
Based in New York City, Dr Frieda is a research psychologist and author of “What Price Power: An In-Depth Study of the Professional Woman in a Relationship.” She’s an expert on depression, women’s issues, and attaining happiness. She has also been featured on Oprah & 20/20 as the oldest nom in the USA to have twins—at age 60! Her website is www.doctorfrieda.com.