Self-esteem tends to decline as divorce approaches, then stabilize in the years after a marriage ends

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A longitudinal study published in the Journal of Personality suggests that there are individual differences in the way a person’s self-esteem fluctuates during a divorce. Nonetheless, there is an overall tendency for self-esteem to dissipate in the year before a marriage ends and to stabilize in the years following divorce. The ending of a marriage is a significant life event with consequences that trickle into many areas of life, affecting a person’s finances, living situation, and social world. Despite these challenges, studies suggest that divorce can sometimes lead to positive benefits, ev…

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