How Divorce Changes a Man’s Personality
Divorce can have a lasting impact on a man’s personality. Men often hold onto a marriage longer than women and adopt unhealthy coping strategies. They often skip the grieving process and participate in fewer social groups and activities. But there are some ways to mitigate these effects. Here are a few ideas.
Men tend to hold onto a marriage longer and harder than women
Men have a tougher time adjusting to divorce than women, but both sexes have a high rate of divorce. The divorce rate for men is 1,773 per 100,000 people, compared to 1,096 per 100,000 for women. Men also suffer more from depression, anxiety, and insomnia after divorce. They also have higher weight fluctuations compared to women. In general, men are more likely to consider suicide after separation than women.
Children add an additional layer of emotional and financial stress to the marriage. Studies show that when a couple has their first child or multiples, their marriage enters its most stressful phase. In addition, married couples with multiples are 17% more likely to divorce than those without multiple children. Another contributor to divorce is the general decline in marital satisfaction. Those who are older or have fewer assets are also more likely to divorce than those with more assets.
Men tend to develop unhealthy coping mechanisms after a divorce
Many men tend to develop unhealthy coping mechanisms after undergoing a divorce. While these methods may ease the pain in the short term, they often lead to more problems in the long run. They may also increase the chances of depression or suicidal tendencies. This means that men need professional help and support to recover from a divorce.
Men tend to build their identity around their family and losing a family can shatter that identity. They will struggle to find meaning and purpose in their life, and the loss of a family can cause long-term depression. This means that divorce is much harder on men than it is on women.
Men are more likely to skip the grieving phase
Men experience the grief of divorce differently than women do. They may have more depression, anxiety, and even anger. They may also turn away from people and situations to avoid feeling their grief. These are not healthy ways to cope with the loss of a marriage and should be avoided. Men are also more likely to engage in actions that distract them from their pain and depression. They may also engage in risky behaviors, such as alcohol reliance.
Men are also less likely to seek professional help when they are stressed. They are more likely to use alcohol and other drugs. They may feel a strong emotional connection to their wives. Often, men will be more emotionally depressed when their wives are cheating on them.
Men are more likely to participate in few or no groups or activities after a divorce
Women typically seek help from family and friends to grieve the end of their marriages. Men, on the other hand, tend to bottle up their emotions and suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, and weight fluctuations. They also experience identity loss and financial struggles. They are also more prone to stroke and self-medication.
Divorce is one of the most stressful life events, second only to the death of a close friend or family member. You spent many years with this person, and it is only natural to grieve. Men who fail to grieve are missing out on the normal process of life. This is a time when a man must find his identity and reconnect with others.