Study finds divorce contagious

A new study finds divorce contagious in social networks. The idea is based on the theory of social contagion or the spread of behavior or emotion through a group. This is the case among those getting a divorce in which the mere idea of it can spread like a virus. According to James H. Fowler , a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, this risk of divorce not only can spread to friends and family but it can also affect relationships at least two degrees away from the original couple splitting up. This means that

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New Research on what indicators lead to divorce

Believe it or not, divorce is considered to be a major health problem. While doctors can predict the risk for major health issues such as diabetes, cancer and heart attack, they now are trying to predict the risk for divorce which accounts for 50 percent of U.S. marriages. The breakdown of a marriage can play havoc on one’s emotional and physical health. People in troubled relationships are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Historically, the medical profession has had little advice for preventing divorce but now there is plenty of new research out that helps

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Divorce Study: Arguing about Money is the Top Predictor of Divorce

It is true that having financial arguments early in a marriage may predict divorce. According to Sonya Britt, a Kansas State University researcher, arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce. Her research found that couples who argue about money early in their relationship were at greater risk for divorce, regardless of their income, debt or net worth. “Arguments about money (are) by far the top predictor of divorce,” she said. “It’s not children, sex, in-laws or anything else. It’s money -for both men and women.” “Examining the Relationship Between Financial Issues and Divorce’ is the title of the

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How a costly wedding could lead to divorce

An amazing eight in 10 couples, who divorce within five years, cite high wedding costs as a factor in their divorce. According to a recent study, many couples come into marriage with large student loans and when the cost of a lavish wedding is added, they start their married life deep in debt. This financial burden imposes a huge strain on the relationship and often crippling long-term implications. The day after the wedding with all the trappings–a multitude of guests, a reception with a live band, an open bar, a wedding feast, etc.–reality sets in. Unless the parents foot the

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