In a 15 year study done by the University of Michigan, statistics prove that the younger you are when you get divorced the more it can negatively effect your health.
During the study those who were divorce between the ages of 35 and 41 had more severe health problems following their divorce than those who divorced later in life. Additionally those who stayed married had even less problems than the other groups.
This outcome was unexpected. Researchers believed younger couples would feel less stress when getting divorce because it is more common among young people.