MSU Sociologist, Hui Lui, rearched the rise in cohabitation. She pointed out that people believe cohabitation and marriage the the same, but cohabitation led to a shorter life span. However, not every long-term marriage is a good thing because some can cause high levels of stress.
Dr. Harry Reis, co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, desegived marriage as "people who fall in love say it feels wonderful and agonizing at the same time, but all those ups and downs can be a source of stress."
It is commonly found that one spouse will soon die after the other. This effect is based on studies shown that those left without their spouse are lonely.
Police Each Other
Women are more likely to boss their husbands around, reminding them of doctors appointments and chores. Women also are more likely to become more stressed due to the housework and child care needed.