London, May 20 (ANI): Marriage comes with numerous health risks, especially for brides, according to a new book.
Tara Parker-Pope””s new book,” For Better (For Worse): The Science Of A Good Marriage” analyses more than 200 matrimony studies to show that an unhappy marriage can be more harmful to long-term health than becoming single again.
Leading British marriage counsellor Andrew G. Marshall feels most of us tend to ignore marriage””s powerful effect on physical wellbeing.
“Forget eating your five a day and taking vitamins, it would be far better for your health to tell your partner you love them. Devoting time to them would be more effective in increasing health and happiness than going for a jog,” the Sun quoted him, as saying.
Marshall went on: “I can””t think of anything more important than your relationship with your partner.
“But because we have this rosy view of love conquering all, we think we can neglect it and things will just keep trundling along.
“We don””t realise that if this building block in our lives collapses, our health goes with it. I””ve had clients who get terrible migraines, panic attacks and depression.”
Marshall believes marriages can particularly affect women””s health.
He said: “For a man, marriage is wonderful because you don””t really have to think about looking after yourself.
“But women end up doing the worrying for two.” (ANI)