Carole Catherine did not know her husband, Tim, supported Donald Trump until the day after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. She called him the next morning crying.
“And he was like, ‘Yeah, of course she lost. She is an awful human being,’ ” she said.
“It was like a light went off for me. And I thought, ‘Oh boy, we’re going to have trouble.’ ”
For the next three years, Catherine felt like she was living an alternate reality. Her husband was her high school sweetheart. A rekindled love after a first marriage, children and divorce. They barely fought for the first 11 years of their marriage. And now they were working through major ideological differences.
“I didn’t know that he’s anti-abortion. I didn’t know that he is so emotional about immigration,” Catherine said. “Both of us never really fleshed out those issues.”