Studies have shown that significantly enhances the joy union for life. But new research suggests that even people who live together and do not choose to be able to do as their association more formally these benefits to see.
A new study by researchers at Ohio State University found in the Journal of Family Psychology published that for women who move with a romantic partner for the first time to create a similar decrease in emotional stress when they first married.
Men, on the other hand, have only a significant increase in emotional health when they first marry. And both sexes are even happier when they live together, and then take the step of getting married.
When it comes to the first significant finding of a second relationship, men and women have similar increases in emotional health when they move or marry together.
Claire Kamp Dush, co-author of the study and professor of human sciences in the state of Ohio, said that the results of social stigma may reflect declining cohabitation before marriage.
"At a time when marriage as the only way, have been seen for young couples can get social support and camaraderie that is important for emotional health," said Kamp Dush said in a statement. "It is not. We are marriage finding, it is not necessary in order to reap the benefits of living together, at least when it comes to emotional health."
The study is based on 1980-1984, which between 2000 and 2010. Participants were interviewed each year in a representative national survey of 8,700 people in the US, were asked about their relationship status and answers questions developed to test their Emotional health, how many times "felt calm and peaceful" in the last month, "discouraged and blue" or "so depressed that nothing can cheer up."
There are some limitations to the study because if participants on the quality of the Association relationship were not invited, And his emotional health was tested twice a year for 10 years. It can live together and marriage lead to different emotional effects in the long run. But for those who have decided to postpone marriage and live with their partner, this study suggests they still benefit from increased happiness.