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What’s Emotionally Worse: A High-Conflict Marriage or Divorce?

What’s Emotionally Worse: A High-Conflict Marriage or Divorce?

Posted on March 24th, 2016

A recent Harvard study answered the question in a decades-long “happiness” study

Harvard recently revealed its multi-generational study looking into what makes people happy.  Was it money?  Fame?  No, the overwhelming majority of people found the greatest level of happiness in the relationships they shared with other people.  Notably, the study took place over 80 years.

So what does this have to do with divorce?  The study found that a high-conflict marriage can be worse than a divorce, meaning that people find more happiness after separating and divorcing than living through an unhappy marriage.  While we are not advocating for people to divorce, sometimes it is better to sever an unhealthy and unhappy relationship.

Click here for an article relating to the study, and here is the actual Harvard study.