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Happy Marriage May Improve Physical And Emotional Well-Being

February 2, 2011 by  

Happy marriage may improve physical and emotional well-beingStudent researchers at Cardiff University have completed a study which suggests that women in a happy marriage have better emotional health while their husbands tend to have superior physical health when compared to their single counterparts.

Conversely, they found that people who engaged in romantic relationships in their youth are more prone to adolescent depressive symptoms.

The study may suggest that a man's physical health is improved by the positive lifestyle influence of his partner when he is married. A woman's improved emotional health may be related to the extra support she receives from her husband.

The researchers also noted that single people on average tend to have better mental health than those in strained relationships. This finding suggests that unhealthy relationships should be avoided altogether.

The research also showed that divorce has a devastating impact on an individual's well-being. Additionally, having multiple partners was associated with a lower life expectancy. 

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  • Polski

    well, maybe eating fast food MAY improve physical and emotional well being. well, maybe if your favorite baseball team wins the world series or your favorite lingerie shop has a sale on your favorite lingerie, those MAY improve physical and emotional well being. It’s just amazing what our advanced technology SCIENTISTS know and let us know. Experts all, you know…….

  • Polski


    • 45caliber

      How did you manage to get Ronald Reagon out of this article?

  • Polski

    what about a president that had a negative half a vision of Ronnie Reagan, you know, like Dubya…….

  • 45caliber

    Maybe that’s why I’m still in good health. My wife and I will soon celebrate our 41 aniversary.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      My wife and I just celebrated 34. I pray for 34 more!

  • john

    I have to ask why did they choose an interracial couple for the photo? And please don’t call a racist. I happen to be in an interracial relationship.

  • http://com i41

    There are a Few more WM with BF haapening, but the BM with WF has a pretty crap staticics. Go to any welfare housing units and see all the WF with crossbred children. Most BM grew up in only mother families with several “uncles”. Most were raised several generations of welfare wards. Just like the reservations, a state of mass confusion is when Father’s Day arives.Ask any WF with BM where the father is or do they support the offspring, it useally is have no idea, made in jail for drugs or no help and no idea! Our marxist muslim moron in Cheif is a great example of a hippy dippy WF socialist drug users just like her abandoned taxpayer leech drug using offspring. Too much tribal vine hanging attitude keeding to told what and where to go. Too damned much welfare government meddling. Maleswith out any responsiblitys for offspring angain thanks to government. Offspring on welfare males get offending appendages removed totally, a great motivator.

    • 45caliber

      I think I know what you are trying to say here but aren’t sure. In any case, I believe that the government should be after every welfare dad. They should pay for their children or go to jail. I want them to KNOW ahead of time they will have to pay so they won’t be so willing to sire them.

      I am also in favor of paying every woman on welfare of child-bearing age a fee ($10?) a month to NOT have a child. If she does, instead of getting more money from welfare, she loses that fee. I suspect you’d see a LOT fewer mothers on welfare with six or eight kids.

      I also believe that the reason you do see this so much is because the taxpayers in the US can’t afford to have many kids. So the government does this to encourage those on welfare to have kids on the hope that they will take the place of the missing taxpayer kids. A false hope since most go on welfare themselves.

  • Dad

    Happiness is a decision that you make and comes from within.

  • http://com i41

    If welfare fathers will not pay the freight on their offspring, there is plenty of road ditches to clean and mow, and snow shovelers to clean sidewalks all around city buildingand federal offices, trash pickers and dog doo cleaners, all in chain gangs. Best OJT for gang bangers and lazy ghetto slugs.

  • dr reality check

    Getting married was the best decision I’ve ever made. Having a reason to live as I age has a beneficial effect on my physical as well as my emotional health. By the way, a lot of comments I saw were off topic. If you want to talk politics, put it on one of the political articles.


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