While there's no argument that everyone endures the pain of divorce in one way or another, many people may be surprised to hear that, according to research, men have a much harder time with a separation than women. The highest divorce rate is among men and women in their twenties. Although mothers tend to suffer financially from divorce, some research says that in recent years this situation has improved. I found a similar pattern of men suffering the most in terms of loneliness in the year of divorce (panel d, Fig.
Research has suggested that fathers may suffer more than mothers in this area (Leopold and Kalmijn 201), particularly when they lose (or fear losing) contact with children (Bauserman 201).