Can relationships affect your health?
Yale University recently released a study of over 1500 heart attack patients under the age of 55 years. They followed their progress for twelve months after the event. Each one was asked to self report on their relationships by completing a questionnaire about their primary relationship.
40% of women compared to 30% of men reported severe relationship stress. Those with severe marital stress were 50% more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for any cause. Also they were 67% more likely to report chest pains than those who did not report having severe marital stress.
If we didn’t already realise, growing our skills in relating is an investment in a healthy life, as well as satisfying love. It requires emotional skills as well as conflict resolution, because, let’s face it, people are going to disagree. No two people are exactly the same and they won’t agree on everything especially if one or both are being inauthentic. And without proper relationship training, that can be an exhausting and dispiriting path.
Blessings to you and may we all experience the deep connection and joy of real and committed love.
Namaste Shakti Durga.
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