Women and men deal with stress and anxiety in different ways, and divorces are full of those negative emotions. While you are both dealing with the dissolution of your marriage, the stresses of divorce may affect men differently than they do women, particularly those women who have been at home raising children and are suddenly faced with the reality of joining the workforce with no recent experience. You may have to find your own housing and start a career at a later point in your life. Statistically, men remarry before women, so even the emotional effects can be harder on women. Physical illness is also common for women going through divorce.