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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Marriage and health


According to WebMD , research has repeatedly linked strong social relationships to good health. Marriage is the most important social relationship for health.
"While the married exhibit better health than the unmarried, it is not the case that any marriage is better than no marriage," the researchers write. "The quality of relationships is also linked to health."They cite these findings from other experts:
Married people in distressed marriages are in poorer health than those in nondistressed marriages.
Individuals in low-quality marriages show greater health risk than divorced people.
Now, these generalizations don't prove which comes first: poor health or a bad marriage. Not all marriages are "good" or "bad" forever, and counseling may help couples improve their marriages.

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