With the recent passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, much of the press has highlighted the benefits of the strong marriage bond between her and President Ronald Reagan. Her devotion to him was integral to his success and his career. (See “Nancy Reagan was her husband’s indispensable force” Christian Science Monitor)
The advantages of marriage – watching out for one another, providing emotional support in times of trouble, sharing the workload of a household and family responsibilities – translate, research suggests, into health-giving benefits.
However, many of us are happy singles with solid friendships, a life of purpose and a sensible diet and lifestyle – all things that we are told lead to a long and healthy life.
And, that’s probably a good trend because the status of marriage is troubled. Continue Reading