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Roshni B.. (For justice and dignity)     11 March 2011

Marriage is good for physical as well as mental health


Marriage is good for physical as well as mental health


Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Long-term committed relationships are good for mental as well as physical health and this benefit increases over time, suggests a new study.

David and John Gallacher from Cardiff University say that on average married people live longer.

They say that women in committed relationships have better mental health, while men in committed relationships have better physical health, and they conclude that, "on balance it probably is worth making the effort."

Men's physical health probably improves because of their partner's positive influence on their lifestyle and "the mental bonus for women may be due to a greater emphasis on the importance of the relationship", they write.

But the journey of true love does not always run smoothly, maintain the authors, pointing to evidence that relationships in adolescence are associated with increased adolescent depressive symptoms.

And not all relationships are good for you, they add, referring to evidence that single people have better mental health than those in strained relationships.

They also confirm that breaking up is hard to do, saying "exiting a relationship is distressing" and divorce can have a devastating impact on individuals. Having numerous partners is also linked with a risk of earlier death.

They conclude that while relationship failures can harm health this is not a reason to avoid them. A good relationship will improve both physical and mental health and perhaps the thing to do is to try to avoid a bad relationship rather than not getting into a relationship at all.

The study has been published in the Student BMJ. (ANI)


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Sarvesh Kumar Sharma Advocate (Advocacy)     11 March 2011


JAYESH (Sr. Executive HR.)     11 March 2011

Good One Roshniji

ambrish (service)     11 March 2011

Marriage with two equally compatible partner is really good. some adjustment is also recommended but  a mismatch marriage is troublesome...the weaker partner is the sufferer and stronger will be beneficiary of a divorce...

Divorce is "Bitter medicine" and should only be opted if all other efforts gone in vain.



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thank you very much for this  wonderful work done by you.

Alok Gopalka (Director)     12 March 2011

Very truth.

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