Bad relationships and bad health

Bad relationship

Psychologists from Northwestern University (US) followed 156 couples over two decades to investigate the link between relationships and physical health in married couples. Every five years, the couples had to fill out questionnaires on their physical health, and talk about activities they did together as well as issues that caused dissent in their relationship. The psychologists noted signs of anger, body language and tone of voice and then compared it to instances of bad health. It was found that angry spouses faced about an 80 percent higher risk of developing chest pain, hypertension and heart problems

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