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Illinois families at higher risk of divorce when wife becomes ill

A joint study from Purdue and Iowa State Universities suggests marriages may be subject to greater strain and a higher likelihood of divorce when the wife confronts severe or chronic illness. According to the study, the health or lack thereof of the husband has no bearing on the overall divorce risk. The findings have implications for families in Illinois and across the nation regarding how spousal health and the attendant strains may impact marriage.

Study finds that doctors have lower divorce rates

Residents of Illinois may be surprised to learn that doctors have among the lowest rates of divorce in the health care profession, and they have lower divorce rates than the average person outside of the field. The study, was among the first of its kind to critically examine divorce rates among these professionals and address the concern that a doctor's career is costly on family life. Interestingly, the study found results opposite to most expectations.

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