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Health, chores, DNA and 2012 studies comparing them to divorce

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson, A Professional Law Corporation posted on Friday, January 4, 2013.

The year 2012 is over and we embark on a new one. This year there will most likely be hundreds of studies conducted and their conclusions published that relate to family law issues. These studies find correlation between many different family issues, personal characteristics, economic and socio-economic factors and much more — many of them involving divorce.

As we look back on the past year, our blog will take a moment to look back on some of the most interesting divorce-related studies that were published in 2012. While we won’t speak to the authority of all of these studies, they are interesting none-the-less. For instance, one study said that divorce was 50 percent more common for women with a specific gene known as the oxytocin receptor.

Other research conclusions that were made during the year included the claim that housework actually contributed to divorce, but not in the way most people think. The study found that couples who truly shared housework were more likely to divorce. Another study said that if a soon-to-be spouse has cold feet before the wedding, it was an indicator for divorce.

Some of the studies related to the overall health of an individual. One claimed that heart attacks had a strong correlation with men who cheated on their wives. Another provided data that showed women were more likely to drink during the marriage while men increased their drinking after a divorce.

No matter what the research says, each individual couple is unique and each divorce requires attention to detail as the circumstances are never the same for everyone.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Divorce Study: The Most Fascinating Divorce Findings Of 2012,” Brittany Wong, Dec. 31, 2012


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