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Study examines how a couple’s friendships affect divorce chances

When a marriage comes to an end in Denver, it can be emotionally very difficult. In addition to having to take on the difficult tasks of dividing up marital property and dealing with alimony and other financial issues, many people find themselves questioning how and why the split happened.

When a person gets married, he or she does not just inherit some new family members, their spouse’s friends are also part of the package deal. A new study has looked at how friendships may factor into a couple eventually getting divorced. It was found that when a husband does not have a problem with his wife’s friends, they couple was more likely to remain married. If the husband disliked his wife’s friends during the early years of the marriage, the couple was more likely to split. On the other hand, a wife’s feelings toward her husband’s buddies did not affect whether the couple was likely to divorce or not.

The study also took race into account and while the increased risk due to the wife’s friendships was true for white couples, it did not hold true for the black couples involved in the research. However, regardless of race, a couple was twice as likely to split if the woman’s friends were seen as meddling in the relationship.

In most cases, there is more than one factor that ultimately leads to a couple breaking up. Going through a divorce is hard no matter what the cause. People who are dealing with a difficult split from their spouse may wish to consult with an experienced attorney.

Source: Live Science, “Hubby’s Dislike of Wife’s Friends Linked to Greater Divorce Risk,” Stephanie Pappas, May 16, 2017

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