Executive Summary: Marriage can bring numerous health benefits for both participants. In this article, we will explain how being in a healthy relationship and marriage can boost your overall confidence and emotional wellbeing.
Points of Interest:
• Physical and emotional benefits
• Co-habitation and marriage
• Single vs. married
Due to an increased number in divorces, countless couples are beginning to re-evaluate their relationships and marriages. However, even though the statistics look grim, couples should by no means be discouraged to engage into a mutual communion. The benefits of doing so are numerous and can be physical, emotional, psychological and even financial.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study that showed how married couples were prevalently healthier for nearly every measure of health. Therefore, they live longer, suffer from less back pain, heart ...view middle of the document...
History has shown how the one “secret” to a long-lasting marriage and relationship is commitment and companionship tightly knit with hard work, dedication and honesty. It is not a surprise to see how successful marital relationships are the result of two people sharing common interests and values; people who are friends before anything else.
Another interesting fact to mention, is how throughout the human history, in the beginning women were less likely to get married if they did not have a higher education, whilst today the situation is opposite. As a result, women are sailing into marital waters slightly older than before.
On the other hand, some might argue how people can live in a co-habitation, never officially getting married and still reap equal benefits. However, studies have shown how it is not so. Marriage brings certain stability that co-habitation does not. Due to its official status, people feel safer, more secure and thus are emotionally and physically more fit.
Certain radical feminist organizations believe that for men marriage becomes a “license to hit”. However, research has proven that women who are outside of marital relationships are at a considerably higher risk of being abused and being a victim of domestic violence. Moreover, married men are less likely to commit domestic violence as they are more invested in their wives wellbeing.
Although not everyone will believe it, married couples have more sex and enjoy a healthier sexual life than their unmarried counterparts do. This is probably due to a higher emotional and physical commitment that married couples achieve.
What was interesting though was how married couples were more susceptible to weight gains. Unlike unmarried couples and singles, married people are statistically more overweight or obese. However, all these health benefits are present only in healthy marriages. Bad marriage promotes bad habits, unhealthy behavior and violent surroundings. Therefore, it is not important to get married, it is important to get married to someone who truly understands you. As such, your marriage will represent a continuing in your mutual journey.