Happy Days of Wedded Bliss
The common expression is wedded bliss,and despite some discouraging trends over the last few decades, marriage can be exactly that blissful.
For decades the work of social scientists has revealed a plethora of advantages connected to the happily married. In March 2008, for example, a study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that couples with a happy marriage have safer blood pressure levels than single adults. The researchers from Brigham Young University said the married couples they studied had better blood pressure than even those singles who had a network of supportive friends,according to a BYU News press release. Other studies have consistently showed that being married increases happiness, increases the chances of escaping poverty even in Americas inner cities and, as a corollary, is linked to greater wealth creation. There is even a decline in the abuse of drugs that appears to be uniquely attached to the married state. Married people can also generally expect to live longer lives than people who are single, cohabiting, divorced or widowed.
Building a healthy marriage
While wedded bliss may be a reality backed by sociological science, it does not automatically result from saying, I do,at the altar. Hard work and following the basic rules of human relationships are necessary factors in the creation of a healthy marriage which is the taproot of the happy marriage. There's also another truism: A healthy marriage is not a static reality. Couples dont either have a healthy marriage or not have it,said Kristin Anderson Moore, who is a social psychologist and also president of Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies the factors affecting children and their families. “Rather, couples have healthy marriages to varying degrees, in varying respects, and the quality of the same marriage may differ over time. In a report titled, What Is Healthy Marriage? Defining the Concept, Moore and other Child Trends researchers stated: If the partners are interested and motivated, a healthy marriage is capable of being built, changed, or modified.
A sense of commitment
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