No one likes to be nagged by their spouse, but research has linked the marital habit to poor health outcomes. Those who are subject to frequent nagging were found more likely to die, and men are the most at risk.
A study by the University of Copenhagen has found that men and women who are put under constant stress by their partner or children have a 50 to 100 percent increased mortality risk.
Scientists at the university studied the social relationships of almost 10,000 men and women aged between 36 and 52 years. Four percent of women and six percent of men died after 11 years.
Those men and women in the study who reported being put under constant pressure by family and friends died from heart disease, liver disease, suicides, and accidents. Almost half of these deaths were from cancer. Men were found to be more at risk than women as they were also found to be less likely to share their problems with those close to them.
So the next time you’re feeling frustrated with your partner, by no means should you over-censor yourself. However, it could be beneficial to practice stress-management, self-care, and proper communication skills with your partner as to keep their — and your own — health safe.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.