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What's new: Men take separation/divorce harder than women.
A recent study that examines the relationship between the dissolution of a marital or cohabitating relationship and subsequent depression among Canadians finds that men appear to take separation and divorce harder than women. A Statistics Canada study found that:
The study also provides findings in these areas:
In Canada, an estimated 4 marriages in 10 will end before the couple celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. The most recent data available from the Divorce Registry show that nearly 71,000 married couples divorced in 2003.
The study was based on longitudinal data from the National Population Health Survey, which was taken at two-year intervals between 1994 and 2005. The 7,614 respondents were between the ages of 20 and 64, and free of depression and in a relationship the first time they were interviewed.