It can if you're not careful, according to scientists at Michigan State University. They explain that "when couples split, they use more land, more energy, and even more water than before...After a breakup, the parties move into smaller, individual households, which means more land used, and more resources consumed per person. In 2005, in the US, divorcees occupied 38 million extra rooms, and used about 50% more electricity and water per person than they did while married."
So what's the solution? Follow this link to find out: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=A38C4447-E7F2-99DF-3C61831C88EBE324.
For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at http://www.familylawmarin.com/