“In Sickness and in Health, ’Til Death Do Us Part” Isn’t Quite True

woman getting a check up by a doctorWhen you got married, you and your spouse promised to love and support each other for the rest of your lives, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, and in sickness and health.

Unfortunately, however, you might now be finding that your spouse isn’t holding true to his vows.

A recent article in WebMD reported, “The marital vows to stay true ‘in sickness and in health’ seem to apply more to wives than husbands when one of the spouses becomes seriously ill, according to novel new research.’”

The research found that the risk of divorce increases when the wife—but not the husband—experiences a health crisis, whether it is cancer, heart problems, lung disease, or stroke.

About 50 percent of the marriages in which the wives were seriously ill ended in divorce.

Researchers came to this conclusion after looking at 20 years of data on over 2,700 marriages. The couples studied were at least 50 years old at the time the study was started in 1992.

The study did not explain why the marriages ended; however, the author had several theories. If the wife decides to end the marriage, it may be because she is unhappy with the amount of care she is receiving from her husband. If the husband initiates the divorce, it may be because he wants to pursue a relationship with a healthy person.

The fact that marriages in which the wife is sick very often end in divorce is troubling. This is precisely the time that the healthy spouse should be supporting the other.

If you are suffering a serious illness, you deserve a spouse who cares for you. Whether you want a divorce because your spouse is unsupportive or your spouse has told you he wants a divorce, you should contact an experienced Charleston, SC divorce lawyer as soon as possible.

If your spouse has told you that he wants out of your marriage, I want to help you at this difficult time in your life.

Please call me now. Working together, we will help you build a better future.

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