Surprisingly, a man who is married may have a better chance at being healthier than a man who is living with a significant other. It is unclear why this is so, but some experts say that it has to do with being in a relationship that is committed for life. Spouses look out for each other and base their health significantly on the health of the other and future health. It also helps that a lot of the time, women in the relationship will be the ones to handle the doctor’s appointments.
Women’s health is not usually affected by their relationship status. They usually have a support system at all times and can depend on others more easily than men usually do. Men are likely not to get the same support unless they are married. If the health of the man really is the issue, then perhaps partners should take a more active role in the other’s health or even consider tying the knot.
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