Divorce and your health

People in New Jersey who make the choice to separate from or divorce their spouse know that they will have many new concerns to contend with and decisions to make. In the midst of navigating complex negotiations about asset and debt division, child support, parenting time schedules and more, divorcing spouses should also take the time to focus on their health. There is a body of research that indicates a person's physical and emotional health is subject to a dip during this time, and perhaps even after.

MarketWatch indicates that a study of more than 5,700 people, the results of which were published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, found that participants who were separated or divorced had a 46% greater chance of death during the study period. The study did calibrate to factor in ages, genders, beginning health status and more. In general, it found that people who were married reported a higher satisfaction with their lives overall.

Reduced levels of physical activity and an increase likelihood of smoking were also found to be prevalent among divorced or separated participants. Both of these factors can directly contribute to serious health issues.

Prevention magazine indicates that divorced people may have a higher risk of experiencing problems with their sleep, their hearts and their weight. Emotional or mental health can also suffer and depression, anxiety or other mental health issues may arise or become exacerbated during or after a marital divorce. Conscious attention should be given to maintaining good health during what is typically a very trying time.

 

 

 

 

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Set Up A Consultation, Email Our Firm Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

200 Campus Drive, Suite 205
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Toll Free: 800-465-0163
Toll Free: 800-465-0163
Phone: 973-692-6317
Phone: 973-692-6500
Fax: 973-692-6377
Florham Park Law Office Map

Paramus Office
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue
South Tower, Suite 415
Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: 201-597-6100
Map & Directions

Princeton Office
103 Carnegie Center
Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540-6235

Map & Directions

Phone Numbers