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Could a successful divorce help avoid health issues?

Jun 6, 2018 | Family Law

When ending a marriage, there are many concerns that may go through a person’s mind. This feeling is understandable as divorce is a considerable life change. The process itself may prove stressful, and afterward, individuals in Texas and elsewhere could still continue to feel those effects. In fact, a recent study indicated that ending a marriage could prove detrimental to one’s health.

The study looked at over 5,700 people, including 900 individuals who had divorced or separated and not gotten remarried. The study showed some interesting data relating divorce to physical health. In fact, the individuals who were no longer married showed a 46 percent greater chance of dying during the course of the study than those who were married.

The information went on to show that many of the individuals who had divorced felt a decline in satisfaction with their lives, which often resulted in less physical activity. This lack of physical activity could contribute to a host of physical health issues and could even lead to an earlier death. It was also noted that these individuals may also have a higher risk of taking up bad habits, such as smoking.

If individuals want to work toward avoiding such outcomes, they may want to start with working toward a successful divorce result. Though many Texas residents may not consider ending their marriages as a successful point in life, it could prove beneficial if the relationships are toxic. Additionally, if individuals feel more satisfied with the outcomes of their cases, they may then feel more satisfied with moving forward as single people. It may prove helpful to individuals in this type of situation to determine their best courses of legal action for achieving their goals.