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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Divorce Hurts Young Couples Most

From Michigan State University:

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life, according to a new study by a Michigan State University sociologist.

Hui Liu said the findings, which appear in the research journal Social Science & Medicine, suggest older people have more coping skills to deal with the stress of divorce.

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The study seems to validate what we already know about it being the process rather than the change in marital status that causes the most stress. I believe that the age group specified experiences more stress because it's a critical time in life stability - the final stages before retirement. Divorce can be devastating for so many reasons. Good information, thank you for your posting.

Posted by: Carole A. Vogel | Feb 19, 2012 9:24:29 AM

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