Study Says Divorce Hurts Younger Couples More

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Why do younger couples have more health issues after they divorce?

You'd probably think that a couple who divorces after being married for 20-30 years has a harder time getting past a divorce. But a recent study found that divorce is actually harder on younger people, who have been married for less time. People between the ages of 35 and 41 reported more health problems after their divorces than those who split between ages 44 to 50. There are several factors that could play into this. First, those in the 35-41 age range are more likely to have younger children, and find it hard to raise them alone (hey, it's hard enough with a partner). A relative lack of security in life compared to their older peers may also play a role.

Read more about the study on The Stir: The Surprising Age When Divorce Hurts Most

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