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    Doctor giving man checkup in exam roomThough it may have been a long time coming, or even a welcome shift in life, divorce isn’t easy whether you’re a man or woman. And it turns out, according to a new paper – “The Influence of Divorce on Men’s Health – published in the Journal of Men’s Health, that divorce can take an especially great toll on a man’s mental and physical health.

    Men are “supposed” to be tough and capable of putting their feelings on the back burner in order to manage difficult situations. Even if you’ve mastered these abilities, particularly in the case of divorce, they could be to your detriment.

    Divorced Men Prone to Physical and Mental Trauma

    The mortality rates of divorced and unmarried men are as much as 250 percent higher than for married men. Causes of premature death include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. Divorced men are also more likely to develop common colds, life-threatening problems like cancer, and are more prone to risky behavior, substance abuse, and depression.

    Sadly, divorced and separated men also have nearly a 40 percent higher suicide rate than married men. Divorced men undergo psychiatric care 10 times more often than married men. Vulnerability isn’t a bad thing; ignoring the reality of it and denying yourself treatment because of shame or embarrassment is a bad thing.

    The president of the International Society of Men’s Health commented on the study’s findings in a press release: “Men get affected substantially by psychological trauma and negative life events such as divorce, bankruptcy, war, and bereavement. Research is urgently needed to investigate the prevalence and impact of such effects and to develop diagnosis and treatment guidelines for practitioners.”

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    More Divorce-Related Health Findings

    There have been a number of studies in recent years that have examined how divorce affects people’s health. Here is some of what was discovered:

    • People who divorce at a younger age are more susceptible to poor health than those who divorce later in life, suggesting that older people have better coping skills to deal with the stress of divorce.
    • Men are more likely to drink than women after divorce. (Interestingly, the study suggested that married women are more likely to drink than their divorced or widowed friends.)
    • It’s more common for men who engage in extramarital sex in an unfamiliar setting to experience “sudden coital death.” Infidelity that takes place outside of the home is associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular event, including fatal heart attacks.

    Ultimately, divorce can affect your health – man, woman, or child – and it helps to work with a Michigan divorce attorney who understands the situation you are in and works to bring you through it quickly and with as little difficulty as possible. Discuss your Macomb County, Michigan, divorce questions and concerns with Femminineo Attorneys. Contact us to schedule your no-cost initial interview.


    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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