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Got a friend who's divorced? You may be next, according to science

Got a divorced friend? You might be next. It turns out that divorces are contagious.

Laura Soncrant of Chicago filed for divorce in February, after her two best girlfriends got divorced. One ended her marriage three years ago, and the other got divorced six years ago.

"I had asked for marriage counseling, and I tried to apply what I saw was happening there to us," Soncrant said, explaining how she tried to use her friends' experiences to better her marriage.

But when that didn't work, she used a different tactic.

"I watched what they

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