Divorce can wreak havoc on a person‚Äôs health, even after remarriage, a new study finds.
Scientists have known that marriage can boost a man‚Äôs health and augment a women‚Äôs purse. The new study shows that divorce or losing a spouse to death can exact an immediate and long-lasting toll on those mental and physical gains.
Well, Liz, a pamphlet you might want to read, Divorce on Trial. Marriage is a lifetime commitment.
Matthew 19 4 And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he who made [them] from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? 6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Studies have long shown that divorce is hazardous to your health (though I think I also recall that studies also show married men are happiest and single women are happiest, in terms of gender!) Maybe this is the first one that shows that long-lasting ill effects. I find that interesting, as I know many divorced people who are much happier, once the initial adjustment period is over.
I wonder how much is the process and whether it's acrimonious or not. That's why I think divorce mediation is such a great way to reduce the stress. Ora Schwartzberg has written a book, "Divorce Mediation from the Inside Out," (www.nhlawyer.net) that offers a process to minimize emotional stress and costs, plus the financial ones. It's a refreshing approach to a healthy divorce, as opposed to contributing to an unhealthy life!