The Mail Online today features the results of a survey carried out by a Utah University comparing the effects of marital bliss versus a good row every now and then.
The report, which followed, around 1,700 married people over 20 years compared their emotional and physical well-being. The report suggests that there is a clear link between a harmonious relationship and general well-being, with those living in wedded bliss less likely to suffer other ailments. The report also highlights the health impact of an unhappy relationship with stress-related symptoms including high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and weakened immune system.
Whilst there is divergence as to how the results should be interpreted, it seems that according to this report, a good marriage really is the key to a long and happy life. I’m still not relinquishing the remote control when Midsomer Murders is on though…
By Family Law Solicitor Cara Nuttall.