The Effects of Stress

Divorce is one of the most stressful events that an adult will ever endure during their lifetime, ranking close to the death of a child or an immediate family member. As divorce often involves relocating, financial restructuring and numerous emotional adjustments, considerable stress is unavoidable and may have serious effects on a person’s psychological and physical health.

Stress impacts the body’s ability to fight illness and often results in health problems from a weakened immune system. Published studies have shown that the stress experienced during a divorce can result in significant, adverse health consequences.