Unhappy marriages are no picnic, but divorce has been tied not just to short-term depression but also to some potentially deadly chronic medical problems. Divorcees are 20 percent more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or another chronic condition, according to a landmark study published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
A new report from the Census Bureau identifies 14 states with divorce rates (divorces per 1,000 men or women) that are significantly above the U.S. average. Which state in the Union is worst for unions? Keep clicking to find out...
14. MEN: South Dakota, West Virginia (TIE); WOMEN: Oregon
Divorce rates vary not just by state, but also by gender. Oregon kicks off the list of highest divorce rates for women, with a divorce rate of 11.4. For men, South Dakota and West Virginia are tied for 14th place, with divorce rates of 10.9.
13. WOMEN: Vermont
With a divorce rate of 11.5, Vermont is number 13 on the list of states with highest divorce rates for women.