Men's nutition worsens after divorce

Ending a marriage may lead to a deterioration in men’s diets that could have clinical significance, while women’s diets don’t change significantly, according to a study in Social Science & Medicine. Previous studies have focused on how marriage affects people’s diet, but less is known about how changes in marital status affect what they eat,Continue reading “Men's nutition worsens after divorce”

31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line

The dramatic changes that have taken place in family living arrangements have no doubt contributed to the growing share of children living at the economic margins. In 2014, 62% of children younger than 18 lived in a household with two married parents – a historic low, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis ofContinue reading “31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line”

Married people recovered much better from heart surgery than divorced people

In the study, researchers looked at health and survival rates in 1,576 adults ages 50 or older who underwent cardiac surgery. They found that those who were divorced, separated or widowed were 40 percent more likely to die or develop a new disability, such as being unable to walk, during the first two years afterContinue reading “Married people recovered much better from heart surgery than divorced people”

Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms

Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood. More women are having their children later in life. Or they’re doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners. Single motherhood has grown so common in America that demographers now believe half of all childrenContinue reading “Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms”

Borderline Personality Disorder makes moving on after divorce all but impossible

The system’s prevailing notion in the termination of marriage is that both sides are equally at fault. This is debilitating, infuriating and magnifies the already intense suffering of going through divorce. An otherwise put-together person will become as crazy as they’ll every be while going through divorce, and this while dealing with a spouse whoContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder makes moving on after divorce all but impossible”

Divorce and Marriage are major stressors

In an article in The Daily Beast divorce and marriage are both considered stressful. Society is obsessed with the romantic side of love: red roses, diamond rings and honeymoons, but what about when it all falls apart? The stages of heartbreak are similar to the recognized stages of bereavement: shock, denial, grief, anger, finally acceptance.Continue reading “Divorce and Marriage are major stressors”