When Wives Get Sick, Marriage Is More Likely To End In Divorce

March 6, 2015 8:52 PM

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Statistics are very harsh when it comes to divorce in America. Estimates show that about 40 to 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce. When young and old couples alike take the vows to death do us part and for better or worse, they might not quite understand all the things that will come with it.

New findings published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior show that couples over the age of 50 dealing with an ill partner are more likely to have higher divorce rates; this is particularly true if the wife is ill. The same problem was not seen if the husband was ill.

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