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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Divorce Linked to Earlier Death, Like Cigarettes

From MSN:

Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all? Er, maybe not. A new study entitled "Divorce and Death" appearing "Psychological Science" shows that broken marriages can kill at the same rate as smoking cigarettes.

Indications that the risk of dying is a full 23 percent higher among divorcées than married people surprised even the researchers, who didn't think life expectancy would be slashed to ages comparable with smokers, heavy drinkers, and the obese.

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The reality of divorce is that it can have a detrimental effect on a person's emotional, mental, and physical well-being which, like this study reveals, can have a long term impact on a person's life.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Feb 7, 2012 7:01:55 PM

I think divorce affects not only the couple, but their children too. Divorce can mentally and emotionally hurt you just like the article explained, and that can affect your entire lifestyle. I have never been divorced, but I can only imagine the issues I would face alone.

Posted by: electronic cigarettes | May 10, 2012 1:01:58 PM

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