By K.M. Langevin/DEC. 22, 2020

As it turns out, marriage can help with all of those things. “Mental health is better when you’re happily engaged with your significant other — with less incidence of social isolation, depression, loneliness,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, told Health Digest. And although a 17-nation study showed married people are more likely to be happy, the mental health benefits of marriage go beyond happiness. A study out of Italy explained that being married is associated with a lower suicide rate compared with being unmarried.

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