New Study: 48 Million Have Witnessed Divorce’s Fallout

Not long ago, Americans watched – in the words of E! magazine – “the rawest and most real reality-show moments of the year.” What was it? Jon and Kate Gosselin discussed the D-word in the season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Nearly 48 million Americans are in a unique position to warn the Gosselins: proceed carefully because divorce can create self-inflicted wounds. In a new national survey of 1,004 Americans conducted by Wakefield on behalf of the NY Association of Collaborative Professionals, 21% of adults say they know someone “who got so caught up in ‘winning’ their divorce that their family life, work life or social life suffered.” One out of every four American males (26%) knows such a person.