It goes without saying that going through a divorce is not good for your health in the short term. Many times individuals going through the process experience higher levels of stress and depression. The feeling of failure and loss can be overwhelming.
Now, it turns out there are long term effects as well. Recent studies show that when married individuals became single – either by death or divorce – they often suffer much more than emotional damage. According to studies done by The University of Chicago they often incur a decline in physical heath, in which they may never recover. According to the study, this remains the case even if the person remarries.
The study even debunks one of the more popular sayings in popular culture, “it’s better to have loved and lost, than to never love at all.” Well, the research shows – in terms of health – that it’s better to not have married at all than to experience a divorce as middle-aged individuals who never married experience fewer chronic health problems then divorcees or widows.
The bottom line is divorce is a difficult, life-altering experience with long lasting effects. In many cases, it is the most difficult situation of a person’s life. This is why it is important to have the resources and the expertise to assist you through this difficult time. The team at The Edmunds Law Firm created the San Diego Divorce Center, a website providing information about divorce, custody, family law, military divorce and much more.
If you decide that divorce is the only option, then our attorneys can help you through the process. Just complete the contact form on our website or call us at (760) 634-7630. Our attorneys can make the process as easy as possible, and get you on the road to recovery.