Israeli experts have found that unhappy married life increases the risk of premature death for men due to stroke and any other reason.
Analyzing data from more than 10,000 married Israeli men over a 32-year period, experts found that the risk of death from an unhappy marriage was similar to the risk of sudden death from smoking.
At the beginning of the study, 94% of men who complained about their unhappy married life suffered a stroke in the next 30 years, while 21% of men died suddenly.
In contrast, men who smoke have a 37 percent increased risk of death, while men who lead a lazy life have a 21 percent increased risk.
What is the relationship between unhappy marriage and premature death of a man? Experts believe that marital problems can lead to permanent nervous tension, depression and restlessness in men, which usually results in strokes, heart attacks and various neurological and physical ailments.
Many men also adopt habits such as smoking, alcohol, drugs and eating disorders to cope with their domestic and marital problems which further ruin their health. And eventually they become the cause of death.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, experts emphasized the need to make marital education an integral part of public health plans.
Although this research has only been done on men, it supports previous research which has shown that an unhappy marriage can be detrimental to the health and life of both husband and wife.