Single women live longer than married women. But why? Many reasons may be at play, from the In sickness and in health factor to the stress of being alone without a partner. And let’s not forget that having a child is stressful! And if you’re already stressed, you’ll be more likely to die early if you’re single. Read on to find out how single women can benefit from this lifelong commitment.
In sickness and in health factor
It’s a known fact that married people live longer than their single counterparts. In fact, studies have shown that men and women in spousal relationships have longer life expectancies. Demographers have not been able to determine why, but they do know that married people have lower mortality rates than single people. Similarly, people in intimate relationships tend to have healthier lifestyles. In this way, they may be more likely to live longer.