Divorce causes permanent health damage from which re-marriage offers only a partial recovery, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago. This does not surprise me.
My follow-up questions are these: Would multiple divorces increase the damage incrementally? Does contested divorce erode health to a greater extent than no-fault divorce? Is there less health consequence associated with breaking up if you are not married? I would suggest an affirmative answer to all three of my questions; but to know for sure, we will need further research.
If my theory — as a family law professional — that humans are serially monogamous for evolutionary advantage is correct; then why is health significantly impaired by the dissolution of a romantic partnership? Perhaps statutes, religion and popular culture are contributing factors.