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The Effects of Stress during a divorce

The Effects of Stress

Divorce is one of the most stressful events that an adult will ever endure during their lifetime, ranking close to the death of a child or an immediate family member. As divorce often involves relocating, financial restructuring and numerous emotional adjustments, considerable stress is unavoidable and may have serious effects on a person’s psychological and physical health.

Stress impacts the body’s ability to fight illness and often results in health problems from a weakened immune system. Published studies have shown that the stress experienced during a divorce can result in significant, adverse health consequences.  In addition, stress can negatively impact an individual's ability to function well at work, home, and in the parenting role.

The Effects of Stress