Could Divorce Really Be ‘Contagious’?
June 16, 2010 Leave a comment
In simpler terms, a decision to divorce can lead to divorce among friends, family, even co-workers.
Dr. Linda Mintle, a licensed marriage and family therapist, appeard on CBN Newschannel’s Morning program for more insight on the topic.
According to the study, people who have a friend who is divorcing are 147 percent more likely to get divorced themselves.
Having a divorced co-worker raises a person’s chances by 55 percent.
And people with a divorced sibling are 22 percent more likely to split from their spouses.
Researchers call it “social contagion” — the spread of behavior or emotion through a social group. Click here to watch the interview at cbn.com