Marriage: It Does a Mind Good

Men and Women Get Mental Boost from Marriage

"LONDON (Reuters) – Women, as well as men, benefit from marriage and get a mental health boost from being a couple, new study findings suggest. Research from Australia, which shows that about 13 percent of married men and women suffer from stress, contradicts the findings of a 1972 study by sociologist Jessie Bernard. Her study which looked at anxiety, depression and neurosis in married and unmarried people found that men reaped the benefits of marriage at the expense of women. 'The idea that men benefit from being part of a couple while women suffer all the stress has taken a blow,' New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday."