Let me say that I am the poster boy for everything wrong with divorce. Since being divorced two years ago I have become addicted to sleeping pills, have terrible stomach aches and have had premature aging. Not to mention severe depression.
In fact, people who ceased being married at some point in their lives were significantly more likely to have chronic health problems than those who stayed married, researchers found.
After adjusting their statistics to account for such factors as race and gender, which could skew the results, the researchers found that those with "marital loss" -- meaning losing a spouse to death or divorce -- had 20 percent more chronic health conditions than people who stayed married.
A-PHUCKING-MENHer research has found that women and men who were recently divorced had weaker immune systems than those who had been divorced longer. "We also found that it mattered if you had chosen the divorce, or if your spouse was the one who asked for it," ... "You are better off being the one who walked rather than the one who was left behind."