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Let's follow these numbers a bit. 89% of women in this study who are depressed keep their depression symptoms hidden from others. People with smiling depression are often partnered or married. We know that 50-60% of marriages end in divorce and 70% of those divorces are initiated by wives.
I'll correlate that smiling depressives might confront their depression by initiating a divorce. They may assume their marriage is contributing to their depression. Do we continue to insist women get married, or do we start speaking honestly about how marriage may cause far more problems than society is willing to admit for women?
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