The study, titled "Divorce and Death," found that the risk of dying is 23 percent higher among divorcees than their married counterparts.
David Sbarra and Paul Nietert, authors of the study, believe that the higher death risk among divorcees may be due to the stress of financial difficulties or continual conflict that are often associated with divorce.
"There is something uniquely difficult about remaining separated or divorced that accelerates time of death."
The study did find that outcomes vastly improve when a divorcee leaves a broken marriages and finds a new way to be happy.
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