How men and women cope with divorce differently

Studies show that divorced men report depression twice as often as divorced women. According to experts, men typically depend on their wives as their primary source of emotional comfort. No wonder men remarry more quickly than women. On the other hand, women are aware of problems in a marriage earlier and initiate two thirds of divorces. It follows that they feel relieved after making the decision and moving forward with life. Another factor is that women have much larger networks of support than men.

 To find out how you’re really coping during or after divorce, take the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale at


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