Hurricane Katrina Led To Spike In Divorce Rate

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Post-Hurricane Katrina, many unhappy married couples say they found it easier to start new lives, causing a 10% increase in New Orleans' divorce rate. "Instead of saying, 'I'm moving out, I'm packing,' we were already apart," explains one divorcée.

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AndPreciousLittleofThat

I'd imagine the feeling of losing everything you hold dear is a whole lot less frightening once you've actually lost everything you hold dear.