Thursday, December 4, 2014

Divorce and Health

I ran across an article on the Harvard Medial School site from a few years back titled, "Marriage and men's health" which quotes a sobering statistic. Among Americans:
men who divorced were 37% more likely to die during the nine-year study than men who remained married
Not only is 37% is depressingly high but it is significant to note that is the average. Although evidence is lacking, and truthfully it would be almost impossible to obtain, it seems reasonable to me to assume that the more unjust a person is treated in a divorce, the higher the death rate will be. I know a married couple at work who both went through divorces before they got married. Her ex is one of his best friends now. That is only possible because the divorce was done fairly without either party reverting to unethical or criminal acts in order to garner more money. I would assume my friend's ex's increase in death risk is at the low end if any. Given that Spring committed perjury and fraud and her lawyer Nelly Wince knowingly lied in court and neither Judge Mearly nor the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board did anything about it, it doesn't bode well for me at all. Add to that the fact that I have to pay permanent alimony until the day and the picture looks even bleaker.  (the silver lining here, and there is always one, is that the earlier I die the less money goes to rewarding criminal actions) 

Now posting about divorced induced deaths is not really the most cheery thing to write about during the holiday season but I look at it as another brick in building the case for divorce reform. And a fairer more just divorce system is truly a happy thought. 

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