Dissatisfaction with married life is not associated with good health, especially for men.
Tel Aviv University researchers have found that perceiving marriage as “unsuccessful” is a significant predictor of whether a man will die from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and of premature death among men.
Researchers looked at over 30 years of health data. They found that men, who rated their marriage as unsuccessful, were 69-percent more likely to die from a stroke, compared to those who rated their marriage as highly successful.
Also, among happily married men’ there were 19-percent fewer deaths from any cause, over the course of the study, compared to unhappily married men.
Study leader, Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari adds, “The level of satisfaction with marriage has emerged as a predictive factor for life expectancy at a rate comparable with smoking (smokers versus non-smokers) and physical activity (activity versus inactivity.)”
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