Divorce can be contagious, study says

Divorce is contagious!

According to a recent study, you are more likely to get divorced if at least one member of your close circle of friends ends their marriage.

Researchers looked at couples over a 32-year period.

Participants of the study were 75 percent more likely to become divorced if a friend was divorced and 33 percent more likely to end their marriage if a friend of a friend got a divorced.

Study Highlights:

-If you are divorced, you are more likely to marry someone else who has been divorced.

-Divorced participants may feel less popular because they lose friends from their partner's social circle.

-Newly single people may be perceived as threats.

-More popular people less likely to divorce.