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Study Suggests that Divorce Can Be Contagious

There are innumerable reasons that will lead a married couple to pursue a divorce.  These cases are filed on a daily basis in California and around the United States, and for many years researchers have been studying the issue in an attempt to learn more about this phenomenon.  Recently, the preliminary results of a study were publicized that have led to much in the way of reaction from professionals in many disciplines.  This study suggests that divorce can actually be contagious within social circles.

The study, which was performed by professors at the University of California-San Diego and Harvard University, divorces can spread between members of a social group, family members and coworkers.  In addition, the professors found that divorce can spread up to two degrees of separation from the initial group of people who are experiencing this phenomenon.  The most recent research has not yet been published, as it has not yet been vetted by the process of peer review, which is commonly the last step before publication of the conclusions of studies of this kind.

However, that is not stopping professionals who deal with divorce in one way or another from commenting and offering theories as to why this is occurring.  Suggested theories include the possibility that those who witness the divorce of a friend, coworker or family member may become somewhat desensitized to the stigma attached to it and may come to their own conclusion that someone can get through a divorce and move on in life.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, this study should not suggest that someone who has a friend or coworker who is pursuing a divorce should become wary of the possibility themselves.  However, those who are facing the end of their marriage should take immediate steps to make this difficult process as smooth as possible for them while protecting their legal rights.

If you face this situation, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have helped countless men work through this process and move on with their lives successfully.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.