Thursday, February 24, 2011

Divorce, Widowhood and Health

A study scheduled to be published in the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, analyzes data from nearly 9,000 adults nationwide, ages 51 to 61, and finds those who had been divorced or widowed suffered 20 percent more chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, than individuals who were currently married. (

Of course, oftentimes mental health issues are the cause of the divorce and some studies don't consider this and what the results might be of staying in such a relationship.  Some of the articles here discuss these issues.

Problem is, mental illness can be hard to recognize and can be hidden for quite a while, but when it surfaces, if not treated adequately, it can wreak havoc on a relationship.

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