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Bad Marriage Equals Bad Health

An interesing study out of Brandeis University and University College in London and published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine reports that spouses in bad marriages face greater risk for serious health problems.

The study goes on to say that marital problems affect men and women equally, increasing both spouses' risks for stroke and heart disease.

The study looked at 105 middle-age civil service workers in the London area. It found that participants with more marital concerns reported higher stress levels and showed elevated blood pressure readings during the workday. The results were the same for both men and women.

If you've been reading our newsletters and blog, you know that I believe that emotional stress and the health of your closest relationships are two of the most important factors that determine your overall health status. If either of these facets of your life are in need of help, please feel free to read:

Understanding Your Partner's Primary Love Language, and
Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

For those of you who aren't married and can use some guidance on how to choose a life partner who you stand a good chance of having a long and healthy relationship with, view:

Some Thoughts On Choosing a Life Partner.


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