How Divorce Impacts Your Health

How Divorce Impacts Your Health

Divorce has an impact on more than just your living arrangements. All aspects of your life can be impacted by a divorce, from your finances to your job, to your health. Coming out of a divorce with your health and emotions unaffected is an admirable goal. When you are healthy, job performance is at a peak and the way you interact with your children, friends, and family is positive. Thus, it is important to know what impact divorce has on your health.

A report on some of the current divorce trends and where the future of divorce lies explores this interesting topic. Here are some of the results:

  • The negative effects, socially and emotionally, divorce causes results in a higher mortality rate; at 23% more!
  • While this figure shows the majority of people cope well with the end of their marriage or relationship, a small percentage (10-15%) significantly struggle.

The study revealed more information is needed in the areas of genetics, social behaviors, and the role outside parties play is needed to accurately predict possible future impacts on health conditions due to divorce. For now, the answer lies in counseling and therapy, as well as a divorce proceeding that is not hotly contested. When you are in the middle of a contentious divorce, the health consequences include stress and anxiety. These conditions can lead to elevated blood pressure and the possibility of severe depression. In order to properly care for your children, and to take care of yourself it is critical to take deep breaths and let a professional help you. We can help ease the burden of divorce by handling the legal aspects and making sure the results are equitable, which leaves you free to focus on what matters most; your family.

For more information about divorce, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.