Heart Healthy: Love the One You’re With

Studies suggest that marriage and long-term relationships are good for your heart*, and the stronger your bond, the greater the benefits to your heart:

  • Married people have lower rates of heart disease than their unmarried peers
  • The stronger your relationship with your spouse/partner, the bigger the boost to your heart health.

Now that we’ve shared a few statistics about romantic relationships, we’d like to share some personal anecdotes from Firefly folk about “loving the one you’re with.”

Heart Healthy: Love the One You're With

Now it’s your turn.  What keeps your marriage/partnership strong?

*The American Academy of Cardiology’s website contains the references for this blog.

Information and resources about working on relationships:


Written by Amy Tix, Firefly Staffer and breast cancer survivor, who has been happily married to her best friend for 23 years! “I am looking forward to the next 23!”




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