Married men more likely to dump sick spouses

March 5, 2015 12:44 PM

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Married men more likely to dump sick spouses

It seems that men don’t take the “in sickness and in health” vow as seriously as women do. Husbands are more likely to dump their ailing wives, while women tend to stand by their men in sickness, according to a new study.

The research, published in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found that when wives contract a serious disease, the rate of divorce goes up by 6 percent.

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