Suicide Fact-Check: What Does Marital Status Have to Do with It?

We’ve been led to believe that marrying protects us from wanting to take our own lives. I looked at the data.

Bella DePaulo
5 min readJul 24, 2021

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Ever since I started studying single life, there is a name that has been tossed at me with some regularity: Emile Durkheim. He was the French sociologist who in 1897 said…

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Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. SINGLE AT HEART book coming on Dec 5, 2023. www.belladepaulo.com