Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some New York Times Articles

(via) Collaborative Divorce Professionals Group

I thought I'd pass along some interesting New York Times articles people have posted in LinkedIn's Collaborative Divorce Professionals Group

"Postpartum Depression Strikes Fathers, Too" is about a first-time father who become "anxious, sad and withdrawn" after the birth of his child.
The pregnancy was easy, the delivery a breeze. This was the couple’s first baby, and they were thrilled. But within two months, the bliss of new parenthood was shattered by postpartum depression.

A sad, familiar story. But this one had a twist: The patient who came to me for treatment was not the mother but her husband.

A few weeks after the baby arrived, he had become uncharacteristically anxious, sad and withdrawn. He had trouble sleeping, even though his wife was the one up at night breast-feeding their new son. What scared her enough to bring him to my office was that he had become suicidal. Continue reading»

Someone also posted this NYT report about the increasing rate of divorces in the military.
The divorce rate in the armed forces rose again in the past year, the Pentagon said, and is now is a full percentage point higher than around the time of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

There were an estimated 27,312 divorces among roughly 765,000 married members of the active-duty Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps in the budget year that ended Sept. 30. That is a divorce rate of about 3.6 percent for the fiscal year 2009, compared with 3.4 percent a year earlier, according to figures from the Defense Manpower Data Center. In late 2001 the reported rate was 2.6 percent.

As in previous years, women in uniform had much higher divorce rates than their male counterparts — 7.7 percent in 2009, compared with 3 percent for men. There is no comparable annual system for tracking the civilian divorce rate, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in 2005 that 43 percent of all first marriages ended in divorce within 10 years. Continue reading "Divorces Rising in Military"»


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