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Divorce said not to affect health long-term

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2015 | Divorce

People in Columbus who are unhappy in their marriage, but are afraid that getting divorced will lead to an early grave, may have one fewer reason to stay married. A new scientific study suggests that getting divorced has little effect on your health.

The study comes from the U.K., where researchers examined the relationship status of more than 10,000 people who were born in the same week in 1958. Researchers looked at survey data on the subjects from when they were 23, 33, 42 and 46. They sent nurses to their homes to perform health checks when the subjects where in their mid-40s.


They found that those who married in their 20s to early 30s and were still married at 46 had the best health. Those who had never married or cohabited with a partner had the worst health, and were more likely to have conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

However, divorce does not seem to have a long-term impact on health. One of the researchers behind the study said that people who experienced divorce and separation had “very similar levels of health” compared with married people the same age who never divorced, reports.

Getting divorced can be stressful at time, and may have some impact on your health. But staying in a bad marriage would surely cause at least as much stress. Confronting the issue and moving on with your life could be the best solution. The best way to do this with a minimum of uncertainty and drama is to hire an experienced divorce attorney.