DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When a friend or family member is going through a divorce, most people find it tough to know what to say or how to help. A new blog, Support in a Split targets the extended support groups of people going through divorce and offers practical ways for them to help during a difficult time.
Support in a divorce is a critical issue as research continues to show the long-term effects of divorce and stress. Recent studies show divorced individuals are 20 percent more likely than married people to have chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer.(1 )
"Having a support group is essential to help manage the stress of a break-up," says Alicia J. Klat, a licensed attorney and contributor to Support in a Split. "This blog provides an ongoing resource for the friends, families and co-workers of those in the midst of a divorce by providing them with valuable tips for physical, emotional and financial health."
Bloggers include attorneys, divorce counselors and divorce survivors with topics ranging from exercise, dating and updating legal documents. Support in a Split is sponsored by ARAG(®), a global provider of legal solutions.
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(1 )Espinosa Buit, Crystal. "The Health Effects of Divorce can be both Detrimental and Beneficial." National Law Review. April 26, 2012. http://www.natlawreview.com/article/health-effects-divorce-can-be-both-detrimental-and-beneficial