Divorce is Not Bad for Your Health

There was an interesting article today about a study which reported that people who have been through a divorce are as healthy as couples in stable marriages.

The study by researchers from the University College London institute of education, London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine revealed that separation and divorce and remarriage might not be as bad for your health as previously thought.

Lead author Dr George Ploubidis, a population health scientist at the institute of education, admits he was surprised by the results. Previous studies have shown that relationship breakdowns can have a negative impact on health.  He said: “I think the results we found are very interesting. We expected that when you have a lot of transitions in life, you have worse health but actually transitions such as separation and divorce do not have a long-term effect.”

Ruth Sutherland, the chief executive of Relate said: “This is an interesting study which helps to show that there is most certainly life after divorce...Rather than focusing solely on relationship status, we also know that relationship quality is a hugely important factor here. For example, previous research website suggests that individuals in poor-quality couple relationships have worse health than those in happier ones and those who are unhappily married are at greater risk of poor health than divorced people.”

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