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Practicing self-compassion can help divorcees

A new study shows that practicing self-compassion helps people after going through a divorce. The study was conducted by researchers at The University of Arizona. 67 women and 38 men participated in the study, which can be seen in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science.

The average age of the study’s participants was 40-years-old, and participants were married for at least 13 years. In addition, participants were divorced for an average of three to four months.

Researchers found that people who exhibited more self-compassion recovered from the emotional stress of a divorce quicker. The study defines self-compassion as “a combination of kindness toward oneself, recognition of common humanity, and the ability to let painful emotions pass.”

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