Study says divorce more common when wife gets sick

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A study on 2,717 older married couples during the course of 20 years revealed couples are at higher risk of divorce when the wife becomes seriously ill, livescience reported on May 1.

Amelia Karraker, one of the study’s researchers, stated that the danger of marriage dissolution is higher when the wife develops chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke. According to the data, 15% out of the 31% of total marriages that ended in divorce involved a chronically ill wife.

The study did not further explore why this might be the case, although Karraker suggested that the husband may have provided insufficient care while his wife was sick, influencing her decision to seek divorce.

Whatever the reason for divorce is, it should be handled with sensitivity and care. Our team at the BB Law Group PLLC has been helping divorcing couples in The Woodlands achieve favorable results and might also be able to assist you. Call us today at (832) 534-2589.