Who you marry is very important for you happiness, and a new study finds it also has a big impact on your health. According to The Guardian,
Researchers from the Universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples for the first 16 years of marriage to see whether disagreeing over multiple topics had negative health implications. They found conflict negatively affected health in both husbands and wives, but there was a greater impact on men than one women. Also, couples who agreed with each other more experienced health benefits early on in their relationship, but this protective effect wore off later on. This issue is that conflict in a relationship can lead to damaging responses in the body such as inflammation, changes in appetite, and increased release of stress hormones, all of which can impact numerous facets of our health.
Wow. That’s deep.