USA Today /Arizona Republic reports that a meta-analysis in published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science reviewed “more than 30 published studies” and “found divorced adults have a significantly higher risk of early death compared with married adults.
The risk of dying early was 23 percent greater among divorced adults than married couples tracked by researchers for an average of 11 years.
Researchers found the risks associated with divorce are similar to other well-established public-health risks, such as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, getting limited exercise, being overweight and drinking heavily.”
Other difficulties faced by some divorced adults include sleeping problems and depression.
Here are some of my blogs on divorce:
- The Christian divorce rate myth (what you’ve heard is wrong)
- New research touts the benefits of marriage on health
- Marriage is Positive for Kids
- Parents’ fighting can even affect infants
- Want to Marry Your Soul Mate? Could This Lead An Increased Risk of Divorce?
- Study says cohabiting parents do kids harm