Pew Research Center reports a new study found that divorce could be contagious. After analyzing marriage data from more than 30 years, researchers found that people are about 75 percent more likely to divorce after a friend or family member divorces. Although that number is surprisingly high, many people can appreciate the concept behind that figure.
The concept is known as “social contagion,” a term used to describe the spread of behaviors and beliefs between social groups like families and circles of friends. Further research discovered a trend that might surprise you—people are more than 30 percent more likely to divorce if a friend of a friend divorces. The study found the link after looking beyond close family and friends, finding that even acquaintances may affect our behaviors.
Divorce Can Be One Of The Most Stressful Events In A Person’s Life
No matter the reasons behind divorce, it can take a very real toll on a person if he or she is not adequately supported. If you are considering getting a divorce, make sure to lean on your support system.
Let your friends and family help you through your divorce. Also, find a divorce attorney that is compassionate and can help you protect your interests throughout the process of divorce.
At Elliot Green Law Offices, we know that the stakes are high during divorces, and we want you to feel safe in the knowledge that your attorney is committed to being a part of your overall network of support. To discuss your case, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!
The Study Comes To Interesting Conclusions But Cannot Be Viewed As Comprehensive
The researchers caution against drawing conclusions about the nationwide sate of divorce based on their study. They only looked at residents from Framingham, Mass., and most of the study participants were part of a homogenous group; most were educated, white and part of the middle class.
However, based on that small population, the researchers did find some interesting trends. They found that people in Framingham who were divorced were likely to remarry someone who was also divorced.
If you live in the Brooklyn area, and you believe that your marriage is coming to an end, it is important to speak with an attorney right away. We can help you understand your options and protect your interests in order to reach a fair and amicable divorce. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!