A number of studies have linked divorce with higher rates of chronic diseases, health problems, and mobility issues later in life - not great news for someone who is considering divorce or in the process of divorce. Those who have been divorced or widowed are significantly more likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and those without partners may suffer from issues such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and even hair loss.

However, it is very important to understand that these health issues absolutely do not spontaneously happen when you divorce and that a troubled, stressful, or abusive marriage very well may be more harmful than a divorce. You can take preventative measures against many if not all of the health issues associated with divorce.

During and after a divorce, it is important to keep your health as a priority. Knowing that divorce can come with health issues can help you prevent these problems from becoming a part of your life. Eating right, exercising, and controlling your stress levels are more likely to affect your health than your marital status - as can regular visits with your doctor.

If you are in the process of a Seattle divorce and need legal guidance, contact Washington family law attorney Molly Kenny today to schedule a private meeting.

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Divorce and Child Custody Attorney Serving Bellevue and Seattle Washington