While previous studies have shown that women are more likely than men to initiate the divorce, a recent study has now found that women are also more likely to be more satisfied with their post-divorce lives. The study looked at 2,000 adults in the United States and surveyed them on how they felt about their lives after their divorces. The results were surprising.
Seventy-five percent of women said they did not regret their divorce. That same percent also said they would rather be happy, successful and alone than be in unhappy in a relationship. Women are also more likely to be healthier and happier after the divorce, while the overall health and life satisfaction of the divorce man is significantly less than their married counterparts. However, even though women may fare slightly better than men after divorce in general, a full 61 percent of men were still happy with their decision to divorce afterward.
For many people the stress of an unhappy or high-conflict relationship can take a huge toll on all other aspects of their lives, from their health to their careers. Even though life post-divorce is an adjustment and comes with it's own challenges, it's still often better than having to live in a constant state of emotional turmoil.
If you're considering a divorce but not sure if it's the best decision, it's important to be informed of all of your options. Talking with a Maryland divorce attorney can help you better understand the pros and cons of divorce and what potential factors may weigh heavily in the settlement if you choose to move forward with the divorce.
Source: AlterNet, "Women Are Far Happier and Less Regretful After Divorce, but a Lot of Men Fall Apart in Destructive Ways," Kali Holloway, accessed July 15, 2016