Widows May Have Fewer Social And Financial Problems Than In The Past, University of Bern Study

A new Swiss study says that widows and widowers still mourn their spouses as much as ever, but compared to 35 years ago, everyday life is easier, especially for women.

Widows, at least in Switzerland, have fewer financial troubles and more social connections than their counterparts in 1979, but widowers still complain of loneliness, researchers found.

The authors wanted to see if the negative effects of widowhood on psychological and physical health had changed over time.

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