A friend of mine worried to me many years ago that his wife was hanging out with a woman who’d recently been divorced. He said he believed that their friendship was having a negative effect on his marriage. At the time I didn’t see how that could be but it seems I was wrong. My friend’s wife left him within that year.
That’s purely anecdotal I know but now there are scientists now saying divorce leads to more divorce.
Scientific research coming out of Brown University studied the marriages of 12,000 people and discovered “divorce clusters” and have concluded that if a friend of yours divorces the chances of you getting a divorce increase by 75 percent.
The researchers even concluded that even the divorce of a friend of a friend increases your likelihood of a divorce by a third.