Being married increases the odds of survival after a heart attack in both men and women across all age groups, say researchers of a new study from Finland.
For many of us, there is a stage in life when we really look forward to getting married and perhaps having a family, while at other times we are running away from the responsibilities of getting married and having a family. While many people are not married by choice, for many others, it's destiny. No matter what the situation, we all like to have a partner, even if it is for the time-being or temporary. A new study suggests that not having a permanent partner or spouse during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife years.
While more and more people are choosing to live independently and not take up the responsibilities that marriage entails, researchers have found new evidence on the benefits of married life. A study suggests that women who are married tend to be safer in terms of suffering partner abuse or substance abuse. Also, married women are apparently less likely to suffer post-postpartum depression around the time of pregnancy compared to those who live with a partner. The study revealed that unmarried women who lived with a partner for less than two years were more likely to experience at least one of the three problems. However, the occurrence of these problems apparently came down as the time period of staying together with the partner increased.
According to researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work, being married and getting at least a secondary education, i.e. finishing high school, are some of the factors that can prevent the repetitive cycle that turn the abused into the abuser.