People who get divorced are more likely to die early

Divorcees are known to be more likely to drink and have money problems than others.

Several studies have repeatedly shown that people who drink large amounts of alcohol are at a heightened risk of divorce.

‘On average, divorced people drink more than married people,’ said Fartein Torvik, a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health who has studied alcoholism, in 2013.

‘To some extent this is due to increased drinking after a divorce, but people who drink heavily also have a higher risk of experiencing a divorce, so heavy drinking likely interferes fundamentally with the quality of marriage.’