A recent Australian study revealed that break-ups leave women poorer than men, according to Fox News. "Both men and women take a hit after separation," David de Vaus, co-author of the study, told the Sydney Morning Herald. "Women are much poorer financially, men are much poorer socially." Translation, she ends up broke, he ends up with no friends. Here's what you had to say: Anonymous commented: "After my first marriage ended I was better off because I had the better job, I had the car and the house." Theresa wrote: "I agree that women are left worse off financially, but I don't think that men lose more friends necessarily. I do think that men get more lonely, that's why they usually get in another relationship faster than most women."

Essence.com
Jul, 07, 2010

women-money-breakups.jpg A recent Australian study revealed that break-ups leave women poorer than men, according to Fox News. "Both men and women take a hit after separation," David de Vaus, co-author of the study, told the Sydney Morning Herald. "Women are much poorer financially, men are much poorer socially." Translation, she ends up broke, he ends up with no friends. The study tracked individuals' progress during and after a break-up and found that four years after a split, men's income had grown 20 percent, while women's income had dropped by two percent. Still, proof that money can't buy you happiness, one year after a break-up, 48 percent of men felt very lonely compared to 39 percent of women. What would you rather leave a break-up with -- the money or the friends?