advertisement
15 December 2009

Marriage a cure-all?

0

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.

Read more:

Marriage good for mind and body

Win with Health24's awesome competitions

 

More:

Daily-tips
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Coffee and wine for the win! »

Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction

Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut

Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news.

I gave hubby HIV »

Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards

I gave my husband HIV and watched him die

Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.