More reserach findings are pouring in. Strained marriages take a toll on health. Emotional and relational health affects physical health. The latest one comes from University of Utah. See reports in US News, BBC, and WebMD.

The study found that the cardiovascular damage wrought by an unhappy marriage is greater for women than men. The women in the contentious relationships were more likely to develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and other markers of what’s known as ‘metabolic syndrome’ which is known to boost the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Several other studies have shown that both men and women live longer, happier, healthier and wealthier lives when they are married. Married people have both more and better sex than do their unmarried counterparts. Trouble in marriage is sure to affect not only your physical health, but every facet of your life.

So cherish and nurture your marriage, before it is too late. You reap its benefits for a lifetime!

Sam George