10 Reasons Marriage & Long-Term Relationships Are Better For You

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The topic of marriage can bring about a myriad of emotional responses. Depending on the person and their experience, marriage can feel like the plot of a romantic tear-jerking novel or a grand horror story. In light of Valentine’s Day, we’ll keep it sweet and focus on the benefits of marriage. Because, as it turns out, there are some amazing health benefits to the old ball and chain.

1. Companionship 
Simply put, companionship is the good feeling that comes from being with someone else. Knowing that someone is there for you and ready to support you can make life’s transitions smoother. Companionship is especially beneficial in terms of emotional health, as one study shows that married women and men are less likely to experience mental illness such as dementia and severe depression.

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