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Study: divorce impacts men's health

Getting divorced can have a big impact on your emotions. After starting a life with the person you thought you'd be with forever, it can be very difficult to cope with the end of the marriage. Many spouses struggle with the thought of getting divorced, and even after the decision is made, many feel emotionally drained and confused. 

Divorce creates many emotional challenges for individuals, and there are many different ways people try to cope and accept life after divorce. Learning how to live a happy, healthy life after divorce is an important step. While many people assume that women have a harder time coping with divorce, a new study suggests men may need more support after getting divorced.

A new study found that men have a difficult time coping with divorce than previously known. The study reported that divorced men are more likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes and high blood pressure compared to married men. The study also found that divorced men are more likely to commit suicide and behave in a risky manner. 

Why does divorce impact men's health? While the study did not address this question, other professionals said that there could be a few different reasons. One reason could be that men become lost after divorce. To help divorced men create a new sense of identity and confidence, some professionals suggest joining a new organization or group for support and help during this transition to single life.

Another reason men's health may be impacted by divorce is because they don't take the time to grieve after divorce. Many men are known for not showing their emotions. This can be very harmful to their health because not expressing your feelings and figuring out how to cope with the divorce can impact your mental, emotional and physical health. 

This study shows that divorced men may need more support and help after the divorce has been finalized. It is important to address these issues now before it affects your health in the future.

Source: Huffington Post, "3 Reasons Divorce Is Harder On Men Than Women," Tiffnay McHugh, Nov. 3, 2013

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