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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you have friends who are going through a divorce, researchers say you might be next!

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At least the folks at Brown University, Harvard University, and University California, San Diego seem to think so.

A study, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else is Doing it Too,” found that divorce can happen in clusters.

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Researchers found that a person is 75 percent more likely to become divorced if a friend has divorced.

And that’s not all. If a friend of a friend is divorced, a person’s odds of getting a divorce increases 33 percent.

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The study also suggested that popular people are less likely to get divorced.

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Children don’t influence the likelihood of divorce, according to the study, but having more children could reduce the chances of getting divorced.