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.”
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:
- University of Minnesota: Work on Communication for Healthy Relationships
- Psychology Today: 7 Keys to a Healthy, Happy Relationship
- American Psychological Association: Psychology Help Center
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!”