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A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists
The Guardian ^ | 7/16/18 | Layal Liverpool

Posted on 07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT by Rebelbase

A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists.

The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, in-laws and leisure activities – had negative health implications.

“We followed married couples over the first 16 years of marriage and compared the subjective health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer,” said Rosie Shrout, who presented the preliminary results at the International Association for Relationship Research conference in Colorado.

The researchers found that marital conflict negatively affected health for both husbands and wives, although there was a greater impact of conflict on men than women. Couples who agreed with each other more experienced health benefits early on in their relationships, but this protective effect wore off in the later years of marriage.

The health ratings were calculated by asking spouses to answer questions about their health, including whether their health interfered with their work, if they were healthy enough to do the things they wanted to do, if they were having trouble sleeping, if they were bothered by nervousness and feeling fidgety, and whether they were troubled by headaches.

Conflict in a relationship can lead to damaging responses in the body such as inflammation, changes in appetite and increased release of stress hormones, all of which can affect numerous aspects of health ranging from heart function to the immune system, previous research has found.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: genderwars; psychology
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Some will say, 'really, it took a scientific study to come up with this?', Others will say it's an attack on the institution of marriage.

I am in former camp.

1 posted on 07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Just ask Loreena Bobbit’s husband. He would agree.


2 posted on 07/17/2018 9:48:01 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Rebelbase

Yeah, just ask John Bobbit!...................


3 posted on 07/17/2018 9:48:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: tired&retired

GMTA!......................


4 posted on 07/17/2018 9:48:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Rebelbase

I had a friend whose wife (now ex) was going through crazy Menopause and she was an alcoholic. It gave him a heart condition.

So yes, its both a cause, and an effect.


5 posted on 07/17/2018 9:48:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Rebelbase

I want to see what the health impact is of the postmodern leftism. Those folks seem to have their knickers in a chronic and acute twist. That can’t be good for mental or physical health!


6 posted on 07/17/2018 9:49:14 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Rebelbase

Sounds like more junk science.


7 posted on 07/17/2018 9:50:10 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Rebelbase

LOL!

Any major life change or dramatic upheaval can affect health.


8 posted on 07/17/2018 9:51:12 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: PGR88

The bizarre idea some guys have about menopause, lol. Naive, too say the least.


9 posted on 07/17/2018 9:51:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Rebelbase

Why do men die before their wives?

Because they want to.


10 posted on 07/17/2018 9:52:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ifinnegan
Some will say, 'really, it took a scientific study to come up with this?', Others will say it's an attack on the institution of marriage and others will say it's junk science.
11 posted on 07/17/2018 9:52:42 AM PDT by Rebelbase ( Tagline disabled.)
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To: Rebelbase

Having a thoroughly brain-washed leftist sister who won’t shut up with her snarky propaganda comments is bad for my health.


12 posted on 07/17/2018 9:52:46 AM PDT by ryderann
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Greater impact on men? Is anyone surprised? They needed a study for this?

Apologies to all wonderful women Freepers. But in my experience and hearing experiences of other men friends of mine, it seems that women tend to want things to be a certain way, expect their men to be a certain way, and when their men fail to live up to expectation, fail to adhere to the criteria set by the women, that’s when conflict happens. And the man tends to be on the losing side.

Flame away. I am sure others have had different experiences. I’m just reporting some personal experience and some discussions I’ve had with other men and their experiences.


13 posted on 07/17/2018 9:53:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Rebelbase

Keep Christ at the center of the marriage and the rest falls into place.


14 posted on 07/17/2018 9:54:37 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Rebelbase
A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists.

...not to mention your bank account.

15 posted on 07/17/2018 9:54:47 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: Dilbert San Diego
it seems that women tend to want things to be a certain way, expect their men to be a certain way, and when their men fail to live up to expectation, fail to adhere to the criteria set by the women, that’s when conflict happens. And the man tends to be on the losing side.

Yup.

16 posted on 07/17/2018 9:56:39 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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Having a thoroughly brain-washed leftist sister who won’t shut up with her snarky propaganda comments is bad for my health.

Ugh! You have one of those sisters too? Mine dropped *120lbs* and her whole outlook is starting to change.
17 posted on 07/17/2018 9:56:49 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: Rebelbase

As a survivor of one bad marriage & as someone who’s been in a very happy marriage for over 20 years now, let me just say,

“DUH!”


18 posted on 07/17/2018 10:00:35 AM PDT by TheStickman (#MAGA all day every day!)
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To: Rebelbase

Well Duhh!


19 posted on 07/17/2018 10:03:13 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.- George Orwell)
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To: Rebelbase; All
"A bad marriage
can seriously damage your health,
say scientists...."


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20 posted on 07/17/2018 10:03:34 AM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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