The numbers reveal the truth.. men are more affected by divorce than women

When it comes to the losses of divorce, the impression prevails that the share of women is greater, and their need for support is greater.

After divorce, women usually suffer a decline in income and standard of living, and their chances of remarrying decrease, and their responsibility as a single mother – if there are children – may further impede their path towards rebuilding a strong economic position.

However, the clear picture, it seems, becomes muddled when placed in the larger context of divorce outcomes, as science has shown that men are more susceptible to the negative effects of divorce, including greater health deterioration, increased grief and higher death rates as well.

The woman decides to divorce

Some believe that women, who are portrayed as the heart of the family and the main preserver of it, are more reluctant to break up marriage than men, but the numbers say otherwise.

Nearly 70% of divorce cases are by women, according to for research study A 2015 study by the American Sociological Association (ASA) indicates that two-thirds of divorces start with women, and the number jumps by up to 90% among women with a college education.

Roughly 70% of divorce cases are filed by women (pixels).

There are many reasons why women are more likely to divorce than men, according to “Diforce Mag” (DivorceMag), including:

  1. Women are seen as primarily responsible for household tasks, although they often work outside the home full-time in addition to childcare.
  2. Some women often find that their husbands do not support them when they achieve success in their careers. Marriage is in her favour.
  3. Some women find that they take on more emotional responsibilities and may seem the only emotional support system for the whole family. Over time, this affects her both mentally and physically. Without emotional support from husbands, wives feel lonely and without a source of support within the marriage.
  4. Women are less willing to accept unhappy relationships than men, sometimes men overlook unhappy marriages and may look for happiness outside their marriages to make their lives acceptable, but modern women are more independent than most men think, and they do not want to accept unhappy relationships, without hope for change . Often men do not realize they are in a failed relationship until their wives ask for a divorce.

The man is more affected

The impact of divorce is shocking and confusing for both parties, in which women bear great losses, especially in terms of family income, economic and living situation, and may lose the marital home even with children.

But study Titled “Gender Differences in the Consequences of Divorce” published on the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), it revealed that men were more susceptible to the negative effects of divorce, including poor health and lower subjective well-being after separation, deteriorating health habits, and feelings of isolation and loneliness. As well as the high death rate.

She explained that as men gain greater health gains during marriage, divorce puts them at greater risk of health deterioration and death. She noted that deaths after divorce only increased among men, not women.

Get rid of the habit of recurring complaintsAfter a divorce, men can feel alienated and lonely and it may be difficult for men to open up to people (pixels)

There are reasons why divorce is more difficult and affects a man than a woman, according to “AgaFamily” (Ajafamilylaw) of those reasons:

loss of identity

Many men build their identities around their jobs and families, and losing either of them can be devastating.

Smaller support network

Men’s relationships with family members and friends are often less strong than the relationships that women build throughout their lives, and many men depend on their wives for emotional support.

After a divorce, men can feel alienated and lonely, and it can be difficult for men to open up to people, even old friends. Because of the nature of men, they are less able to express sadness and do not get enough support.


Divorce can carry stigma for both spouses, even in an amicable divorce people can assume the relationship has “failed”, and in many cases, men bear the brunt of the blame as a repeating stereotype.

deterioration of health

Men are more likely than women to engage in negative behaviors that can cause health problems, especially during and after a divorce.

They may eat unhealthy foods, smoke more, or become less physically active. In addition, they may postpone doctor’s appointments or fail to screen for potentially serious symptoms, which can lead to disease exacerbations over time.

Nagwan Lithy - Divorce is not an easy decision, even today women in Egypt cannot bear the consequences of divorce - Stories of separation in the middle of the road.. Why do we stop giving opportunities?After the divorce, the mother gets custody of the children, which means that men see their children only on a set schedule (Pixabe)

loss of children

Most of the time, after a divorce, the mother ends up obtaining custody of the children. This means that men only see their children in the nursery schedule and not on a daily basis as they did when they were married.

Men feel as if they are not a part of children’s lives anymore, and some men do not like to contact their children to find out what is happening.

On the other hand, women still play an important role in the lives of children, and the mother will feel satisfied and constantly busy with the children, which makes her overcome it faster than the man.

This does not mean that the woman is more powerful than the man in this case, the separation is difficult for both men and women, but most women are better able to deal with their feelings and move forward after grief than men.

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