Men Recover Quicker From Being Widowed Versus Losing A Job


What would hurt more? Losing your job or losing your significant other?

According to the University of East Anglia and the United Kingdom’s What Works Center for Wellbeing – it takes us far longer to get over a losing a job than a spouse.  Not the answer you were looking for?

After reviewing 4,000 research papers on the topic, Tricia Curmi from the Wellbeing Center states that people bounce back faster from a loss of a person than from unemployment. They are referring to that as “well-being” which was measured by life satisfaction, mental health and self-esteem. For British men, losing a job took twice as long to recover from in comparison to losing someone more specifically after being widowed.

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