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Can divorce be contagious among friends?

July 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study claims that divorce is contagious.Researchers claim that a breakup between friends, a sibling and co-workers can increase your own chances of being divorced by 75 percent.

Experts say "divorce clustering" is a phenomenon that can spread through a social group like a virus.

Results suggest that since a friend's marriage supports and enhances the durability of everyone in the circle's relationships, a divorce can have the opposite effect.