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Study Shows Divorce Harms Health

By Eiges & Orgel, PLLC  Jan. 23, 2013 10:32a

A study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior several years ago revealed how those who lose spouses through divorce or death often face serious health repercussions as a result. The study showed that those who go through a divorce are 20 percent more likely to suffer a chronic illness, such as depression, heart problems, diabetes, or cancer, than those who never marry in the first place. The study was based on research involving 8,652 individuals. The group was composed of married, single, and divorced or widowed participants. The statistics applied similarly to all age groups, genders, races, and varying levels of education.

The study underscores the stress involved in the divorce process for most people and how that level of stress can impact one's health at the time of the divorce as well as into the future. Divorce involves the termination of not only a physical and emotional relationship but a splitting of one's financial base as well as a serious impact on any children involved. Issues of concern include child custody and visitation, the fair distribution of marital property, assets, and debts, as well as spousal maintenance. Divorce agreements often require court-ordered modifications as circumstances change for both parties and their children in the years following a finalized decree.

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