When you look around at your core group of friends...the friends you’ve had for more than a decade or so, do you find their marriages are failing and fracturing all around you?
There might be a reason for that.
A recent study conducted by Rose McDerrmott and her colleagues found that divorce might be, indeed, contagious. It examines divorce as a “social contagion,” or, in simpler terms something that spreads with the recent growth in social media.
In short, the study finds that it’s a matter of the “degree of separation,” or how close the recently divorced...