It’s fairly common knowledge that nearly 50% of all marriages in the US end in divorce.  The lesser known facts are the effects of divorce on men’s health.  The world of entertainment typically portrays divorced and single men living the high-life with successful careers and a bounty of beautiful babes.  However the reality of divorce presents opposing biological, psychological, familial/social and spiritual impacts for men.  While the fallout of divorce can be a blow to all parties involved, the ramifications for men that are separated or divorced are quite staggering.  According to a 2013 article in the American Journal of Men’s Health, when compared to married men a divorced man has:

  • 250% higher premature death rate, due to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke
  • 18% higher rate of depression
  • Increased likelihood of substance abuse
  • 39% higher rate of suicide
  • Poor quality relationships with children – 20% of divorced women see no value in a father’s continued contact with children
  • Lower satisfaction with sex life

Yes, the effects of divorce on men’s health, at face value, appear bleak.  But the good news is that you don’t have to be just another statistic in the case of divorce. True strength comes in knowing when to stop trying to go it alone.  When you hire a Divorce Coach you’ll have a personal confidant that will guide you through these difficult times and help you not only realize what you truly want in life, but enable you to make the right decisions to turn your desires into reality.  If this is all new to you, you’re not alone.  Click on the link to find out what Life Coaching is all about and whether you may be a candidate.