Surprising ways marriage can affect your health

By K.M. Langevin/DEC. 22, 2020

“Humans are essentially social creatures,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu, dual board-certified psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist, explained to Health Digest. “And we do better when we ‘belong,’ or have a purpose.” Dimitriu highlighted a study about “Blue Zones,” or places where people live the longest. These are also “places where there are large families and a strong sense of community,” he explained. They also happened to be married or in otherwise committed relationships. “Marriage is in many ways a most essential relationship, as this is the person we are most likely to be with the most, so it matters,” Dimitriu continued.

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