2. The couple reduces stress
Studies by Northwestern University and the University of Chicago claim that being in a partnership leads to less stress, especially for women. The study found that being in a long-term, committed partnership reduced the production of the stress hormone, cortisol.
So even if you have to pick up your spouse’s dirty socks all the time, being in a committed bond protects the body and brain from psychological and physical stress.
3. Living together prevents depression
Cohabiting couples experience lower rates of anxiety and depression than their rolling stone counterparts, according to a Cornell University study.
The study researchers wrote in the results that being in a healthy relationship where you know you can count on a partner for support leads to better feelings of protection, support, and stability. Couples also reported being better able to cope with outside stress compared to singles who lived alone.
4. The strength of partnership relationships
There is something in the adage “happy wife – happy life” and that also applies to happy husbands. A study published in the Marriage and family journal noted that having a spouse of your own helps you live longer.
In fact, the study highlighted that several factors, including a strong social network associated with the partnership (ie.