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Divorced or separated people are four times as likely to need psychiatric help, while single people are twice as likely to need it.Married people also tend to adjust to illness or disability better.
Divorce and separation creates poverty as we will see later.Researchers wanted to find out how marriage kept so many of 1,042 55 year olds healthy.Was it because spouses tend to take better care of their health?So then we have seen that the dream of lifelong happiness with a faithful partner is very much alive and if anything becoming stronger.As it does, so the pressures against the sex revolution continue to grow.Women are more likely to take responsibility for their spouses' health.
A Scottish study in 1992 found a different explanation for the "health benefit" of marriage .
If there was a man in the ad he would be portrayed as her live-in partner.
Now the woman is likely to be in her fifties, married, with a husband portrayed as a "new man", retired, at home, sharing household duties, enjoying a new lease of life together.
In between, the social acceptance of personals has waxed and waned with the times.
"Advertising for a husband or wife has always attracted criticism and the people who did it were always thought of as failures in some way.
Long term relationships become even more important the older you get, and our population is getting older.