1. Longer life
Numerous studies show that a risk of mortality of married couples is twice lower than that of unmarried couples. Married people are able to adapt better to a number of health setbacks. When you have a sweetheart and a family, you take better care of yourself, avoid taking unnecessary risks and live a longer, healthier life.
2. Taking better care of yourself
ccording to statistics, married women and men live healthier and longer lives. That’s because they take more responsibilities towards their spouse and children, and they are less likely to harm themselves and they also take better care of themselves.
3. Drinking less alcohol
Recent research shows that married men and women have less addiction to alcohol. Married people rarely suffer from depression or turn towards alcohol. They believe that life has far more fulfillment and happiness without drinking alcohol.
4. More earnings
Although it is reported that married women and men spend more money, they also earn more money. Married people have a great stimulus in life in the form of their spouse and kids. And this helps them to achieve higher social status.
5. Better quality of life
Married couples can afford an apartment or a home in a nicer more respectable neighborhood. Married people also improve their quality of life. It is easier to pull the load with someone else than to do it on your own.
6. Lifelong companionship
A happy marriage also helps to ward off feelings of loneliness that people can experience in their lives. The sanctity of marriage offers people a lifelong companionship that is quite difficult to get these days.
7. Helps you have stronger morals
Not to say that the only way to be a moral person is to get married, but living a married life involves a lot of challenges. When people get married and start to build their own family, they experience problems that are not commonly experienced by singles (such as providing for children, paying for debt that is not your own, etc). Because of this, married people are given the opportunity to overcome unique challenges, thus allowing them to become stronger in their morality.
8. Emotional support
When singles are confronted with difficulties in life, they normally turn to their friends for support or comfort. However, friends may not always be there. Unlike singles, married people have their spouse to serve as their “shoulders to cry on” when they are burdened down.
The caveat to this is the fact that confidence in marriage can go either way. A verbally abusive spouse who consistently demeans his/her partner will creative a caustic environment in which confidence will be non existent. On the other hand, in a stable marriage, partners can encourage each other which in turn creates an environment that promotes self confidence and worth.
10. Faster promotions at work
According to studies, married people perform better in the workplace than those who are single. As such, they enjoy the opportunity of being promoted faster than singles.
11. Healthy mind
Studies show that married men have a lower risk of depression; have higher cognitive functions; and have a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
12. Motivation and collaboration
Marriage give you motivation to struggle for life. We get to become a nodal point in a family network and friendship network