A self-appointed "Digital Health Strategist, Obesity Activist Entrepreneur" posted this on the ASMBS LinkedIn site. 80-85% of patients who were obese prior to or at the time of their marriage will, within two years, divorce after weight-loss surgery. Physical, emotional, and behavioral changes after weight loss affect marital relationships. Statistically, divorce after weight-loss surgery is extremely high except in case of a long-term marriage that began when the spouse was of normal weight. http://www.mybariatriclife.org/divorce-after-weight-loss-surgery-heres-why/ Some bariatric surgeons also questioned her, and she responded: The statistic originated from John Pilcher, MD, FACS, a bariatric surgeon in San Antonio. The original article was "Counseling Bariatric Surgery Patients" by Dan Orzech in Social Work Today Vol. 5 No. 6 P. 24 -- you may view it here:https://www.hitpages.com/doc/4916991437570048/1#pageTop My response: While I'm sure the actual number is significant, this number sounds outlandishly high, and is not supported even on the "hitpages" site - which does NOT report or link to the study, if there was one, and which ACTUALLY states: "Not everyone is affected in the same way, however. “If a patient in a long-term marriage was a normal weight when the marriage began,” Pilcher says, “that marriage is probably in pretty good shape to withstand the changes following surgery. If the patient was heavy at the time the marriage or the relationship began, however, there’s an 80% to 85% chance that that relationship is going to break up within two years of surgery." A RELATIONSHIP is not the same as a marriage - what percentage of people in this "study" were in a "relationship" rather than a marriage? BIG difference.