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Why Be Married? To Avoid a Stroke

The news from psychologist Julianne Holt-Lunstad of Brigham Young University yesterday, according to the Washington Post: Happily married people have lower blood pressure than unhappily married people or singles, even those with a supportive social network.

Better yet, blood pressure dips even lower at night in the happily married, reducing their risk of cardiovascular problems.


so if I'm on blood pressure meds, does that say something about my marriage? (or would it be worse but for the good man I love?)

Dear Patty, I discovered your blog today and I agree with you so much! Love is a verb, Marriage teaches us love and unselfishness and to keep a covenant. Are you the same Patty Newbold who grew up in Oradell, NJ, and went to college at MIT? Were you one of my very first best friends, starting when I was 3 years old? If so, I would love to get back in touch. I have been married for 34 years now, and live in California. My husband and I have 3 children, ages 16-28 Thanks, Beth

Beth! Yes! Same Patty. Moved to Oradell in 1958, attended your wedding 34 years ago, last saw you and your darling husband in Chicago, in the middle of our move from Boston to California. I am delighted to be back in touch.

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