The public and experts alike have blamed social media for a long list of mental health issues, including rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior among Massachusetts youth. But research on the subject is conflicting. One study published recently, for example, found that social media use likely doesn't have a terribly large impact on teenagers' life satisfaction, despite all those expert warnings.
The Defense Department announced that military retirees and survivors will receive an increase in their pay and annuities in 2019.
Your children's age plays a big part in how they will react to news about your Massachusetts divorce as well as how they will adapt to the circumstances. No two children will respond in the same way, even if they are close in age, but professionals have found that certain emotions tend to be more prevalent at certain age groups.
At any age, a Massachusetts divorce can set you back financially, but ending a marriage later in life poses an extra threat: derailing a previously on-track retirement. As is true with younger couples, a divorce is likely to leave you with higher living expenses, lower in-come, and less wealth. But if you're fifty something or older, you'll have a lot less time to amass more earnings to make up for what you've lost.
Regarding the wellbeing of Massachusetts kids with divorced parents, the debate over what kind of custody arrangement is best rages on. But a new study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, suggests that children fare better when they spend time living with both of their parents.
Being lonely is not just an emotion reserved for those who are single or alone in Massachusetts. But there are ways to work through it.