Five Ways Your Relationship Is Killing You

This week we heard about a study that found women become less stressed after their husbands die.  And if that sounds bad, this DEFINITELY won’t help.  Here are five ways your relationship might be KILLING you.

  1. Fighting all the time can increase your risk for heart problems, high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
  1. Eating too much. According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, marriage raises the risk of women becoming overweight by 3.9%, and men by 6.1%.
  1. Forgetting to take care of yourself. Taking time out for a walk or the occasional massage can reduce stress and anxiety.
  1. Sleep deprivation. If your partner’s snoring or tossing and turning is keeping you from having a good night’s sleep, it can have negative health implications down the line.
  1. Lack of communication. Not talking through issues can cause everything from headaches and muscle tension to anxiety and depression.

And even worse, women are more likely to self-medicate through alcohol and drugs to deal with the stress of a bad relationship.  (Cosmopolitan)