Long relationships – not necessarily marriage – key to good health: research

Men and women who are in relationships for longer than five years are less likely to be depressed, to consider or attempt suicide, or to be dependent on alcohol or drugs, it was found. It is well known that people who are married lead healthier lives and live longer but it was not known if the effect was the same for those cohabiting. The study in the British Journal of Psychiatry examined 1,000 people living in New Zealand by a team at University of Otago. It was found that longer relationships were associated with lower rates of mental health problems.
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