Gender disparities in partner abandonment

A recent study reports:

A woman is six times more likely to be separated or divorced soon after a diagnosis of cancer or multiple sclerosis than if a man in the relationship is the patient, according to a study that examined the role gender played in so-called “partner abandonment.”

So it’s not just prominent Republicans…*

Thanks, Mr Jender!

* Rebecca rightly reminds me that Democrats have not exactly distinguished themselves either in the field of standing by their sick wives.

4 thoughts on “Gender disparities in partner abandonment

  1. Let’s be careful with the Republican jokes, tempting though they are. Having a huge affair and impregnating your mistress is just as much an ‘abandonment’ as is moving out, Mr. Edwards.

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