Friday, February 9, 2007

Stressful Jobs and Its Relationship to Divorce

The latest story out of Florida, besides the story of Anna Nicole Smith, that has been gripping the Nation, is the story of Lisa Nowak, the Astronaut who may be convicted of the attempted kidnapping and murder of a fellow NASA employee who is alleged a rival for the affection of another astronaut. This story again falls under the truth is stranger than fiction category. However, being an astronaut is one of the most stressful jobs that a person can have. It requires a tremendous amount of discipline, commitment and dedication and often times, it seems, that a person's family will take second. This, of course would put a lot of stress on a family, especially a person's marriage. Its no secret that people with stressful demanding jobs have a high rate of divorce. Lisa Nowak seems to be no exception, as her marriage was reportedly ended just a few weeks ago. While I'm purely speculating concerning the demise of Ms. Nowak's marriage, I'm sure that her job, and her commitment to it, may have been a major factor. I guess stay tuned for the outcome of this bizarre case.

If you would like to read a recent story about Lisa Nowak, see:,0,2712517.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

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