04 Jan Physical disability and marital happiness
Physical Disability Brings Marital Happiness
ScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2009) – A new study finds that the onset of physical disability boosts marital happiness more often than not.
Brigham Young University professor Jeremy Yorgason’s findings – reported in the academic journal Research on Aging – show what happens with couples when one of them loses the ability to perform routine daily activities:
Both men and women – regardless of age – reported being happier in their marriage after they themselves became physically disabled.
Men whose spouse became physically disabled also experienced greater happiness in their relationship.
Women whose spouse became physically disabled reported no overall change in the relationship.
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