The physiology of marriage: pathways to health

@article{Robles2003ThePO,
  title={The physiology of marriage: pathways to health},
  author={Theodore F. Robles and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={79},
  pages={409-416}
}
Marriage is the central relationship for most adults and has beneficial effects for health. At the same time, troubled marriages have negative health consequences. This review outlines the physiological pathways through which marital relationships influence health based on a stress/social support model. In addition, we review recent findings suggesting that unhappy marriages are associated with morbidity and mortality. We then turn to studies of marital interaction that include assessment of… 
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