Several experts have underscored the impact of wives’ contentment on maintaining strong marriages. Though this article is one-sided, we are aware that a husbands’ contentment is also important for relationships. For now, let us look at the following facts:
The Importance of Women’s Marital Contentment
Particularly, the data showed that the female participants’ happiness were negatively affected by their husbands’ health concerns. On the contrary, the male participants’ happiness levels were not affected by their wives’ health concerns. This finding is quite interesting as it highlights the general sensitivity of women regarding their spouses’ condition. One of the authors, Deborah Carr, explained that wives’ concerns stem from their primary caregiving roles whenever someone in the family is ill. However, when it is the wife who gets sick, the daughter often takes over the nursing role.
Men's Health Benefits from Marriage
The data from 10,000 research participants narrowed down that males who have not yet tied the knot are 14% more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases. The noteworthy findings which were featured in The Telegraph detailed that single middle aged women have similar metabolic syndrome risks as compared to their married counterparts (Knapton, 2015). Metabolic syndrome is a combination of hypertension, high levels of cholesterol and blood sugar, and excessive waist fat which increase risks for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and stroke.
Husbands that Make Women Happy
In a nutshell, women who experience satisfaction from their marriages are more likely to have happier and healthier husbands. Two important husband characteristics that can satisfy wives are being emotionally stable and family oriented. It is then vital to understand these connections so both partners can optimally savour the benefits of being in a relationship.
By the Couples Clinic
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Knapton, S. (2015). Marriage is more beneficial for men than women, study shows. The Telegraph. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11668417/Marriage-is-more-beneficial-for-men-than-women-study-shows.html
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