Marriage is Good Amanda Reynolds

How happy would you say that you are? Researchers have found that your answer might possibly depend on whether you're married.

The United Kingdom's Office of National Statistics had since surveyed about 165,000 Brits about personal satisfaction with their life. These researchers discovered that being married was about 20x more significant to people's happiness (as opposed to their income level, and 13x times more important than whether or not they own a home).

The U.K. survey also found that a person's martial status was the third most important factor in relation to a person's happiness and well-being (directly after employment status and health). Marriage impacted happiness more than religion and number of children, and married couples are reported to be significantly happier than cohabiting couples, single people, or divorced adults.

In addition to the above findings, it also discovered that marriage has been linked to health benefits. Earlier in 2013, Duke University Medical Center released information that people who have never been married were even more than twice as likely to die early, as opposed to people in a serious, long-term relationship.

Results from U.S. data say that marriage had been a positive outcomes on BMD (significantly for those who are married men over the age of twenty-five, who showed better bone mineral density as opposed to men who are divorced, widowed, or never married at all).

There were mixed results for married women. Marriage, by itself, I'd not in fact lead to healthier bones (but those in a good marriage did). Women who reported having rather supportive husbands (who did truly care about them) had stronger bones.

According to the website, The Art of Manliness, married men are "happier than their single counterparts." From the Joirnal of Marrriage and Family, their are studies showed that 40% of married couples said they were generally happy with their lives. Meanwhile, 25% of single people said married people were. Bigger smiles might also be the result of of marriage since married men are have more sex than single men. Although, marriage also "provides incomparable companionship and forces people to commit something bigger than themselves" (which can contribute to a person's happiness).

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