Study: Divorce harder on children than a parent’s death, shortens children’s own lives


The end of a marriage, for whatever reason, has a devastating effect on families. Not only do husbands and wives have to navigate their way through changes in finances, living situations and emotional stress, but those couples divorcing with children must take the well-being of their little ones into consideration as well.

Now a new report based on a decades-long study has found that children who experienced a divorce die on average five years earlier than those from homes where the parents stayed together.

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2 responses to “Study: Divorce harder on children than a parent’s death, shortens children’s own lives

  1. Wow! Those are stunning findings. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I can’t say from experience, but I have heard that in most cases individuals that have gone through a divorce have reported that they would have been happier had they stayed in the marriage, despite the troubles they were experiencing. Divorce fractures people, it is one of the most traumatic events you can go through in your life.

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