Married people are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse, a study has found. This, despite the bad press marriage gets from cartoonists and stand-up comedians. But this is no reason to rush out and get married to the first person who looks faintly willing.
Those who have been down this road know that there are few things that can make you more lonely and miserable than a marriage that doesn't work. Forever is a long time and marriage partners have to be chosen with the utmost care. Then throw everything you have at it to make it work. But by the same token, you should also know when there's no hope and it's time to bail.
Marriage good for mind and body
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