Life often takes many twists and turns. After a divorce, each ex-spouse moves on with his or her new life. New job opportunities may make it necessary to move to a new home. New relationships may lead to relocating to a new home. Changes in the needs and interests of a child may require a change of direction. Even if you believe a new school has a program that meets the needs of your child better than his or her current school, does your ex agree with your assessment?
Most research on the relationship between marriage and health indicates that divorce can be detrimental to women's well-being. However, a study on the effects of marital transitions on women's health after age 50 suggests otherwise.