What’s Love Got To Do With Health? Almost Everything
Particularly The Love Of A Woman
Since the 1940s, psychologists have had proof that love and strong social ties keep people healthier.
– Couples in long term marriages live longer and healthier.
– Strong social ties without marriage keep people healthier too.
Who is most likely to do the hard emotional work in a marriage? Women
And who maintains social networks? Women – of course.
The data is unequivocal – good women are good for the health of humanity.
Thanks to Dr. Tamara Sher of the Family Institute of Northwestern University for making this clear, and for sage advice on Health: What’s Love Got To Do With It at a Circle of Knowledge luncheon yesterday. Recommended: the rest of the Circle of Knowledge series too:
Loving Well In A Complicated Time
Intimacy & Love In the African American Community
Keeping The Flame Alive: Passion, Desire and Intimacy in Marriage
Strengthening the Relationship Between Adults And Their Parents