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Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood
Divorce has a bigger impact on child-parent relationships if it occurs in the first few years of the child's life, according to new research. Those who experience parental divorce early in their childhood tend to have more insecure relationships with their parents as adults than those who experience divorce later, researchers say. (2013-06-28)

After divorce, stable families help minimize long-term harm to children
For children of divorce, what happens after their parents split up may be just as important to their long-term well-being as the divorce itself. A new study found that children who lived in unstable family situations after their parents divorced fared much worse as adults on a variety of measures compared to children who had stable post-divorce family situations. (2008-05-07)

Children of divorced parents more likely to start smoking
Both daughters and sons from divorced families are significantly more likely to initiate smoking in comparison to their peers from intact families, shows a new analysis of 19,000 Americans. (2013-03-14)

Marital separation an alternative to divorce for poor people
Married couples who undergo long-term separations appear to be those who can't afford to divorce, a new nationwide study suggests. (2012-08-19)

Marriage more likely to end in divorce when wives get sick, according to ISU study
A new Iowa State University study analyzed the divorce rate for couples in which either spouse was diagnosed with a serious illness. The study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found a higher probability of divorce for couples in which wives got sick. However, a husband's illness did not increase the risk for divorce. (2015-03-04)

Parental marital discord affects quality of offspring marriages
Parents who are jealous, moody, inclined to fly off the handle, critical and prone to dominate their spouse have a far worse effect on their children's marriage than does parental divorce or poor parent-child relations, according to a Penn State study. (2001-11-26)

When Marriages Fail, The Home Is Often A Major Source Of Conflict
Home may be where the heart is, but when homes and hearts break apart, the family home is less a haven and more a source of stress and conflict, a University of Illinois professor reports (1997-06-03)

Study examines link between teen sex and divorce rate
A University of Iowa study found that 31 percent of women who had sex for the first time as teens divorced within five years, and 47 percent divorced within 10 years. The divorce rate for women who delayed sex until adulthood was far lower: 15 percent at five years, and 27 percent at 10 years. (2011-06-14)

Physicians' Divorce Risk May Be Linked To Specialty Choice
A Johns Hopkins study finds that physicians in some specialties -- chiefly psychiatry and surgery -- are at higher risk for divorce than their medical brethren in other fields. But the results do not support the common view that job-related anxiety anddepression are linked to marital breakup. (1997-03-13)

Teens need to text, talk with parents often to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce
Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher. (2019-02-20)

Study details autism's heavy toll beyond childhood on marriages
The parents of grown children with autism are more likely to divorce than couples with typically developing children, according to new data from a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism. (2010-08-03)

Chances of children experiencing problems after divorce depend on mother's parenting style, child's temperament
A child's likihood of experiencing adjustment problems following divorce depends on the interaction of the child's temperament and the quality of his or her mother's parenting style. (2001-01-10)

A really inconvenient truth: Divorce is not green
The data is in. Divorce is bad for the environment. A novel study that links divorce with the environment shows a global trend of soaring divorce rates has created more households with fewer people, has taken up more space and has gobbled up more energy and water. The findings of Jianguo (2007-12-03)

Divorce elevates risk for depression, but only for some people
Divorce is associated with an increased risk of future depressive episodes but only for those who already have a history of depression, according to a new study published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2013-08-27)

Life expectancy may affect when you get married, divorced, have kids: Queen's University study
Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce, abortion, having a child and attending university may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Queen's University study. (2012-04-09)

After divorce happiness levels decrease and may never completely rebound
Research shows that, on average, people do not bounce back from a divorce. (2005-12-14)

Divorce rate doesn't go up as families of children with disabilities grow
Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (2015-10-30)

Is divorce seasonal? UW research shows biannual spike in divorce filings
University of Washington researchers found what is thought to be the first quantitative evidence of a season, biannual pattern for divorce. They analyzed filings in Washington state over a 14-year period and found that they consistently peaked in March and August. (2016-08-21)

Americans ambivalent toward single-parent families
The increase in single-parent families was a dramatic social change of the 20th century. However, relatively little is known about the evolution of attitudes toward single-parent families. A new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows ambivalent acceptance of divorce rather than a full embrace of it. (2009-04-22)

Parental divorce linked to stroke in males
Men with divorced parents are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke than men from intact families, shows a new study from the University of Toronto. The study, to be published this month in the International Journal of Stroke, shows that adult men who had experienced parental divorce before they turned 18 are three times more likely to suffer a stroke than men whose parents did not divorce. Women from divorced families did not have a higher risk of stroke than women from intact families. (2012-09-13)

Study ties parental divorce in childhood to stroke in adulthood
Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, according to new research presented in New Orleans at the Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. (2010-11-22)

Bad news for Hispanic teens: parents' marital disruption hurts them least
Compared to teens from other racial and ethnic groups, Hispanic adolescents don't experience nearly the level of problems during the process of their parents' divorce or separation. But that's not something to be glad about. (2007-09-17)

People who were children when their parents divorced have less 'love hormone'
People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin -- the so-called ''love hormone'' -- when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a Baylor University study. The lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown. (2020-09-08)

Couples with children with ADHD at risk of higher divorce rates, shorter marriages
Parents of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is 8 years old than parents of children without ADHD, the first study to look at this issue in depth has shown. (2008-10-21)

Both genetics and environment influence children's maladjustment during divorce
Behavioral problems in children from divorced families have been partially blamed on family conflict and parental maladjustment. New research, however, has found that both genetic and environmental factors mediate how well or not so well a child will do after parents divorce. This finding is part of a study of adoptive and biological families over a 12-year period reported in the July issue of Developmental Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA). (2000-07-08)

Effect of divorce on children depends on parents' marriage
Children of couples who fight the most and loudest tend to fare better psychologically and socially after divorce than do the children of couples whose marriage reflects few outward signs of strife, according to research published in the February edition of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. (2001-02-14)

Unhappy marriages detrimental to self-esteem and health
Long-term, low-quality marriages have significant effects on overall well-being, according to a recent study by Penn State researchers. (2006-01-24)

ASU Professor Disputes Bad Dad Image In New Book
A recent study of 400 divorcing couples contains a number of surprising findings about divorce, among them the conclusion that there is little difference in how fathers and mothers fare economically after divorce, contradicting earlier studies. A new book, Divorced Dads: Shattering the Myths claims to correct past data errors. (1998-11-09)

Both heavy and incompatible drinking can increase the chances of divorce
High levels of drinking have repeatedly been shown to predict divorce. A Norwegian study has examined the impact of both level of drinking and compatibility of drinking on divorce. Results indicate that: one, the more people drink, the higher the risk of divorce; and two, risk of divorce is lowered if the spouses drink approximately the same amount of alcohol. (2013-02-05)

Smoking, lack of exercise linked to early death after divorce
A growing body of research links divorce to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. A new University of Arizona study points to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity. (2018-05-29)

Behavior and demographics associated with divorce may have greater effect on children than actual divorce, study says
New research suggests that divorce, in and of itself, does not necessarily lead to children's problem behavior. Rather, mothers' delinquency prior to marriage predicts divorce 14 years in the future and accounts for many of the behavior problems found among children after divorce. (1999-12-18)

Study finds physicians less likely than other health professionals to be divorced
The largest investigation of divorce rates among physicians has made what may be a surprising finding -- physicians are actually less likely to be or to have been divorced than those in other occupations -- including lawyers, nurses, and other health care professionals. The study did find that female physicians had a greater likelihood of being divorced than did male physicians, particularly those female physicians who worked longer hours. (2015-02-18)

Divorce undermines health in ways remarriage doesn't heal
Divorce and widowhood have a lingering, detrimental impact on health, even after a person remarries, research at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University shows. (2009-07-27)

Why rural coal families are less likely to divorce
Rural coal-mining families show resilience against divorce when faced with the economic downturns common in the industry, a new study suggests. Researchers found that rural counties with higher levels of coal jobs had lower divorce rates compared with similar counties with fewer coal jobs during the 1990s, when the coal industry was losing jobs. (2017-11-20)

Relationships more important than genetic ties when deciding who cares for aging family, study finds
Researchers have found that relationship quality trumps genetic ties when determining caregiving obligations. University of Missouri researchers studied how divorce and remarriage affect beliefs about who should care for aging relatives and found that relationship quality, a history of mutual help, and resource availability influence decisions about who cares for parents and stepparents. (2011-10-18)

Twitter use linked to infidelity and divorce, MU study finds
Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners. (2014-04-07)

Research shows some benefits from programs for divorcing parents
Divorcing parents who attended a parent education seminar reported better parent-child relationships than those who were not offered such classes, an Ohio State University study has found. The program was most effective during the first four years following divorce. (1999-06-28)

Do daughters really cause divorce? Maybe not
Couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. But do daughters really cause divorce, as some scholars have claimed? Maybe not. New Duke research suggests a different potential explanation: the female survival advantage. Girls may be hardier than boys, even in the womb. And because they are more able to survive stressful pregnancies, more girl babies may be born into troubled marriages that are headed for divorce. (2014-07-15)

Education's protective effect on marriage differs between white and African-American women
Married couples who have attained higher levels of education are less likely to divorce than less-educated couples, but a new study conducted at Rutgers School of Social Work points to significant racial differences. (2013-03-07)

Large weight gains most likely for men after divorce, women after marriage
Both marriage and divorce can act as (2011-08-22)

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