Did you ever notice that once one friend gets married, everyone else around you seems to be hearing wedding bells? According to a recent study completed by Yale, Brown and the University of California, San Diego, it seems people with friends and loved ones who are getting divorced are apt to follow suit.
According to the results of the study, which tracked more than 12,000 people in Framingham, Mass. Since 1948, researchers found that a person is 75 percent more likely to get divorced when they hear that their close friend is also choosing the newly single life.
The simple bottom line, according to the study, is that people are generally influenced when someone close to them makes a decision to get divorced. The researchers concluded that if someone is witness to an unhappy marriage and sees how happier a person is after they get divorced, they may naturally see themselves enjoying that same type of feeling if they, too, separated from their spouse.
If you or someone you know is considering filing for divorce, please contact the experienced, compassionate Dutchess County NY family lawyers at Stenger, Diamond & Glass LLP. We can help protect your rights and make sure you and your children are taken care of now and in the future.