Does marriage help or harm your health?

HEALTH | RELATIONSHIPS | Amanda MacMillan

12 Ways Your Relationship Can Hurt Your Health

How your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse can influence everything from sleep to blood pressure.

Can your relationship status make a difference in your overall well-being? To borrow a commonly used Facebook phrase, it’s complicated. Research shows that strong partnerships can help us avoid illness, adopt healthier habits, and even live longer. On the other hand, troubled relationships tend to breed stress and weaken immunity.

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