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Marriage and the Heart

Red puzzle heart with stethoscope on grey wooden backgroundThis Family Institute Couples Tip discusses the correlation between heart health and marital strain.

From this month’s tip:

“Marriage has earned a reputation for offering health advantages: longer and happier lives, fewer medical challenges. But ‘it’s not the case that any marriage is better than none.’ Some studies have found better health among divorced or single people as compared to spouses in high conflict/high stress marriages. In fact, unhappy marriages have been associated with high blood pressure, suppressed immune response, obesity, and the leading killer of Americans: heart disease.”

Read the entire Tip of the Month and learn more about how cardiac disease and marital strain go hand-in-hand.

For additional Tips and to sign up for our Tip of the month, visit our Tips webpage.

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