Women 'more likely to stand by sick partners than men'
A lot more likely.
A study has found that a man is seven times as likely to leave his wife if she becomes seriously ill as a woman is to abandon her husband.
Experts looked at how 500 married couples coped with the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness such as cancer.
Although the divorce rate was no higher than average, they noticed a clear difference in the proportion of men walking out on their wives.
They found that of 23 divorces in multiple sclerosis patients, 22 occurred in in cases where it was the woman who had fallen ill and only one where the man was the patient.
The US study discovered that out of 23 divorces involving brain tumour sufferers, 18 of the patients were women.
Similarly, women were the patients in 13 out of 14 failed marriages where other cancers had been diagnosed.
But women are the ones who are selfish and just marry men for the money, right? Mmhmm.
The research also found that patients who divorced spent more time in hospital, took more antidepressants and were less likely to complete courses of treatment.
So... They die more often. Thanks a lot, men.
Why are men so terrible? Seriously.