Unhappy Marriage: Bad for your Health?

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    Unhappy Marriage Is Bad for Your Health
    By Jennifer Warner, ABC News
    December 6, 2005

    Being in an unhappy marriage may be hard on the body as well as the heart.
    A new study shows couples that often argue may take longer to heal from simple wounds than those in less hostile relationships.

    In addition to allowing old physical and mental wounds to fester, researchers say unhappy marriages may also trigger other unhealthy changes that could have a lasting effect on a personÂ’s health.

    For example, the results suggest that the delay in wound healing was caused by a decrease in the release of pro-inflammatory proteins at the wound site needed for proper healing. Prolonged changes in levels of these proteins, such as from constant marital conflict, have been linked to an increased risk of a variety of diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and depression.

    Therefore, unhappy, hostile marriages may have negative effects on both partnersÂ’ physical and mental health. The results of the study appear in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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    Of course it's bad for your health. Miserable people are always less healthier than happy people.
     
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