Psychological and Economic Effects of Divorce: Men and Women Affected Differently

According to a report in Today’s Family News, men and women going through a divorce are not alike.  Men going through divorce are more likely to become depressed.  Women are more likely to suffer financially.

The article, based upon a Canadian Study, found that "men were six times more likely to be depressed following a separation or divorce than men who remained married. That was nearly double the likelihood of divorced or separated women undergoing a similar episode compared to women whose marriages were intact."

Of course, one likely explanation for this is that men as a result  of divorce are far more likely to lose close or daily contact with their children.

One the other hand, women were about three times more likely than men to suffer a substantial loss in household income after their marriage broke down.

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