These are the 15 most stressful things that can happen in your life 3 years ago

These are the 15 most stressful things that can happen in your life

A survey conducted by Statista and the Free University of Berlin has revealed the 15 most stressful things that can happen to you over the course of your life.

Stress is a part of life, but there are certain elements of our time on earth that we'd certainly rather avoid.

Some of the things on this list - like a jail term and marital separation - are things that we hope never affect us.

Other things, such as the death of a loved one or a spouse are simply inevitable.

The study was based around individuals clicking a 'stress score' between 1-100 on various events that they had experienced. These were the results:

1) Death of a spouse - 100

2) Divorce - 73

3) Marital separation - 65

4) Jail term - 63

5) Death of close family member - 63

6) Personal injury or illness - 53

7) Marriage - 50

8) Fired at work - 47

9) Marital reconciliation - 45

10) Retirement - 45

11) Change in health of family member - 44

12) Pregnancy - 40

13) Sex difficulties - 39

14) Gain of a new family member - 39

15) Business readjustment - 39