Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Study: Bad Marriage Will Result In Bad Health For Men

4:38:00 PM

Traditional wedding vows often include the promise to be by your spouses side in sickness and in health, til death do you part. Or something similar. Well, if you are in a terrible marriage, the death part may come sooner than expected.

A new study finds that a stressful marriage may be unhealthy, especially for men. In fact, for some people it may be as terrible as smoking.

But other studies say marriage helps us live longer

This finding seems to be the opposite of many other studies that say marriage improves health. For example, one British study found that being married improved a persons chances of surviving a heart attack. The researchers said married people had shorter hospital stays.

And experts at Harvard Medical School write on their website that married people:
-live longer

-have fewer strokes and heart attacks

-have a lower chance of becoming depressed

-are less likely to have advanced cancer at the time of diagnosis and more likely to survive cancer for a longer period of time
-and survive a major operation more often.

One way to make sense of conflicting findings about marriage is to consider the quality of the relationship. Do the partners help each other, or do they give each other long-term, chronic stress

To find out how horrible a stressful marriage is on health, researchers at two universities in the United States â€" the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Michigan â€" teamed up.  They followed 373 couples for 16 years.

The researchers wanted to know if often conflicting over definite topics affected a persons health in a negative way. These topics included such things as children, money, in-laws and recreational activities.
They found a conflict-filled relationship harms the body in many ways.

People in a stressful relationship can have damaging inflammation, extreme changes in appetite and increased levels of stress hormones. All these conditions can negatively affect many systems â€" from heart function to how the body is able to fight diseases.

The researchers also found that a horrible marriage was harder on mens health than on womens.

A key to a fine marriage is communication
A fine marriage is not without arguments, stress and disagreements. What seems to matter most is how a couple speaks to each other. How do they handle their differences How do they resolve an argument

One of the lead researchers is Rosie Shrout with the University of Nevada, Reno. In an interview with The Guardian, Shrout says, Conflict can be particularly damaging for health if spouses are hostile or defensive during disagreements. She adds that arguing about the same topic over and over again without finding a solution can also damage a persons health.

Shrout also spoke with The Guardian about the health benefits of marriage. She said the act of getting married does not make people healthier. Instead, she said, the help married people give each other can support them stay healthier, heal faster, and have better mental well-being.

Having a long, happy marriage in the entertainment industry is rare. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony divorced after 7 years of marriage.

Having a long, happy marriage in the entertainment industry is rare. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony divorced after 7 years of marriage.

Tips for keeping your relationship healthy

On the website Womens Health, relationship experts and happy couples give their tips on how to keep a relationship healthy. Here are a few.

Stop keeping score. A healthy relationship is not about winning and losing. In the bigger picture, who made the most money or who emptied the dishwasher last is not important.

Touch more. It does not have to be sexual touching. Simply holding hands can create stronger feelings between people. But now that were on the subject, relationship experts claim that having sex more does support a couple stay close.

Accept your in-laws. No family is perfect. Experts warn against complaining about your partners family or trying to change them. Having a sense of humor is often the best approach.

Turn off social media, stop texting, conceal your phone and just hang out. Turning off social media and technology gives a couple the space to just be themselves. Playing a game, cooking a meal or taking a walk allows a couple to have simple fun together.

Learn how to fight fairly. Even couples in healthy relationships disagree. A relationship expert suggests that understanding how the other person deals with conflict can support a marriage in a big way. And dont be terrified of losing a fight. Remember the earlier tip about not keeping score.

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