Wives become less stressed after their husbands die, study finds
Marriage has long been thought to be beneficial, in sickness and in health.
But a new study suggests that widows actually suffer less stress and frailty than wives whose husbands are still alive.
The findings are in contrast to previous research which showed marriage has a protective effect on health, lowering the risk of a heart attack, depression and increasing the chance of surviving from cancer.
The new study, by the University of Padova, found that while men suffer negative consequences when their wife dies – because they rely more heavily on their spouse - women appear to get healthier.
Friday, April 22, 2016
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Marriage is not that good for women. Feminists will applaud this finding, no doubt.