Presented by Virginia Gómez
Researches suggest that women who have a strained marriage are more likely to have healthy risks. Instead, men seem to be immune to this kind of psychological facts. So, should women be divorced or alone the rest of their lives?
The consequences of being involved in a tense marriage are different if we talk about women or men. But what’s the meaning of a tense marriage? We can say that the most proper definition is a marriage in which both parts are constantly arguing and angry. The evidences, based on 276 couples, have shown that if we talk about unhappy wives, they are more likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression or other psychological damages to their health, like a consequence of their problems being married. Meanwhile, husbands are relatively immune from this situation. They can also feel depressed but it doesn’t affect their healthy life.
Some eminent professionals involved in that investigation have given their opinion about it. Nancy Henry, the researcher, said that “we are learning a lot about how relationship factors and emotional distress are related to heart disease”. Tim Smith, co-researcher, said that we can’t be sure that the better quality of your marriage you have, the lower risk of heart disease you suffer, but it’s only a possibility. He also includes a piece of advice to make us be aware of these risks; you know a stitch in time saves nine. And Christine Northam, a counsellor for the charity Relate, supports that people in a stable and happy relationship enjoyed both good health and a longer life expectancy, and states: “gender difference could be partly due to the fact that women’s hormonal profile is more complex than men” and ” women also tend to worry more about their health than men”.
So women from all over the world, what’s going on? Better alone than poorly accompanied? That’s the question. Do you feel unhappy? If the answer is yes, make a list of pros and cons, right now, and then decide, your health is on stake.