Fort Myers, FL- In past studies, researchers have warned couples that divorce could have adversely affect their health. Some studies have found that divorce can lead to insomnia, heart disease and can drive a person to drink, just to name a few. But a new study shows that divorce may not be detrimental to a person’s health as previously thought.
For the longitudinal study Researchers from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looked at the marital statuses of 10,000 people born in the same week in 1958. According to Yahoo News, researchers inquired about the participants’ marital statuses at 23, 33, 42 and 46, and were given a physical exam between the ages of 44 to get their results
As it turns out, the participants who were divorced were less healthy than participants who were divorced. They did not have the rates of heart disease, diabetes or other chronic conditions researchers expected to find. Couples who were married in their 20s and remained married into their forties did not have better health outcomes than participants who never married their long-term partners, Yahoo News reported.
“For those people who experience separation and divorce, it appears that as long as they begin another relationship, their health does not suffer in the long term,” lead researcher Dr. George Ploubidis explained the Guardian,
Of course, American culture is different, so if the same study was conducted stateside, the results could be different.
This study shows that adults can bounce back from divorce without damaging their health, but the same cannot be said of children. A Norwegian study found that children of divorce are at twice the risk of becoming obese than children whose parents remained married. In another study, researchers found that children are more likely to smoke if their parents divorced or have a stroke later in life.
Part of maintaining good physical health is to maintain a healthy mind, but that can be difficult in the middle of divorce since it brings so many problems between a couples to the surface. Concerns of financial stability and child custody can create tension between estranged spouses and can cause additional strife in an already troubling time.
Since children don’t bounce back from divorce like their parents, couples who decide to dissolve their union should consult with a family law attorney in their location to help them and their children through this troubling transition. If you are in the Fort Myers area, USAttorneys recommends you speak with family law attorney Michael Raheb to discuss the best way to resolve the more troubling aspects of your divorce through mediation negotiations or family court.
When you enlist a divorce law firm in Florida, you can tackle sticky issues before they become a serious issue. They can steer you and your estranged spouse into an amicable solution and help your settle the terms of your divorce in a healthy state of mind. USAttorneys can help you reach a child custody attorney near your Florida location so you can get the advice you need.