By Emily Geiger
I don’t have a lot of time to write today, so I’ll just mention a quick article I saw recently about a new health study.
The headline read, “Men more likely to leave spouse who has cancer.”
Apparently, the overall divorce rate for couples with one spouse facing life threatening cancer or multiple sclerosis is 12%, which is pretty close to the norm.
But, when you break it down by gender, the divorce rate is only 3% when the husband has cancer, but it is a whopping 21% when the wife gets a potentially fatal disease.
According to researchers, it seems that “men are less able to commit, on the spot, to being caregivers to a sick partner, while women are better at assuming such home and family responsibilities.”
Men have a commitment problem? Who could have predicted that one…
Doctors are debating whether to call this phenomenon “Newt Syndrome,” “Former Speaker Flight,” or “The Gingrich Scurry.”
Of course, this doesn’t take into account the guys that just cheat on their wives with cancer and don’t actually divorce them. That’s called the “John Edwards Jackass maneuver.”
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