married people tend to be healthier and live longer than divorcees, but they’re also less likely to die in preventable accidents.
Aliso Viejo, CA. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Online divorce service MyDivorcePapers.com (MDP) conducts and analyzes research in the field of divorce, and regularly offers tips for how to avoid some of the common pitfalls of a marriage breakup. In the company’s latest tip sheet, it takes aim at a recent study that indicates the challenges divorced people face, particularly as it relates to health and well-being.
Married People Less Likely To Die In Preventable Accidents
On October 30, Huffington Post reported on a joint study from Rice University and the University of Pennsylvania. Sociologists from the two schools came to the realization that not only do married people tend to be healthier and live longer than divorcees, but they’re also less likely to die in preventable accidents.
The research team found that divorced people are “more than twice as likely than married people” to die from accidental deaths like fire, poisoning and smoke inhalation. “The two groups were equally likely to die from less preventable causes of accidental death like air and water transportation accidents,” the study of 1.3 million adults added.
“Well-educated individuals, on average, have greater socio-economic resources, which can be used to their advantage to prevent accidental death (i.e., safeguarding a home from fire),” said Justin Denney, the lead author of the study. “And marital status is influential in that it can provide positive support, may discourage a partner’s risk and offer immediate support that saves lives in the event of an emergency.”
Positive Steps You Can Take Towards Prevention
MDP notes that the time immediately following finalization of the divorce forms is crucial. “That’s when people are most at risk because there’s a lot of pain and turmoil,” explained a company representative. “You’re in a confused state and thinking of long-term health can be the last thing on your mind.”
For this reason, the company recommends taking the following steps towards prevention:
First, Know The Facts.
While MDP acknowledges that it isn’t pleasant being “at-risk” because of your marital situation, they encourage divorcees not to run from the information. “That’s how accidents happen,” the rep said. “You’re in a quandary and retreat into denial. That can cause you to avoid information that is potentially disconcerting to your health and well-being.”
Secondly, Shift Mindset.
Feeding off the first point, MDP also wants divorcees to be aware that they need to fundamentally shift their mindset. “You need to take the information that we know — that divorced people generally live shorter lives and are more at-risk — and you need to use that to alter your mindset. Instead of thinking about the hurt you’re facing now, step out of yourself and adopt a long-term approach. I promise you the day will come, where divorce becomes a blessing instead of a curse.”
Thirdly, Embrace A Support Group.
Being alone is the most dangerous part of life after someone deciding to file for divorce, MDP notes. “When you’re retreating from the world, you remove all safety nets,” the rep explained. “There’s no one there to catch you when you fall.”
MDP recommends establishing a support group to get through the difficulty of divorce. “They can be friends, family, both, or just an actual support group that knows exactly what you’re going through. The main thing is that you fight the urge towards isolation.”
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