A study recently published in the Journal of Men’s Health showed that men actually have a harder time following a divorce, opposing the oft-held belief that women take divorces the hardest. According to the study, men were found to be more at risk of having high blood pressure, suffering from a stroke, and developing heart disease, not to mention being nearly 40% more likely to commit suicide.

In response to this study, relationship expert Lewis Denbaum gave three reasons why men are  more likely to have these issues than women after divorce. As Denbaum stated, men “lose their sense of identity, have their paternal instinct challenged, and don’t allow themselves to grieve properly.”

Whether you are a man or woman, older or younger, married for one year or ten years, divorce can be difficult. Our attorneys at Arenson Law Group, PC are prepared to help anyone in Cedar Rapids through this difficult process while protecting their rights and interests. Talk to us at (319) 363-8199 today if you are considering divorce.

Written by James H. Arenson

Last Updated : September 18, 2023