Men have a hard time discussing and showing emotions. The research shows that men are just as emotional as women they just struggle showing it. Emotional communication tends to produce more physiological arousal in men—they experience it more stressfully. Men have to work harder to stay calm during conflict. One of the solutions is guys need to focus on how important their marriage is. Men need to know the work of dealing with their own overwhelming emotions is worth it to themselves and their family.
Guys the information in this post is to help you focus on the fact that you are loved and important to your family, but your family makes life rich for you. Men need to know they have what it takes, they need to feel honor and respect from their wives and family.
Men do much better married, here are some statistics that show prove it:
- Better Pay – A Virginia Commonwealth University study found that married men earn 22% more than their similarly experienced but single colleagues.
- Quicker Promotions – Married men receive higher performance ratings and faster promotions than bachelors, a 2005 study of U.S. Navy officers reported.
- Keep You Out of Trouble – According to a recent U.S. Department of Justice report, male victims of violent crime are nearly four times more likely to be single than married.
- More Meaningful Sex – In 2006, British researchers reviewed the sexual habits of men in 38 countries and found that in every country, married men have more sex.
- Help You Beat Cancer – In a Norwegian study, divorced and never-married male cancer patients had 11% and 16% higher mortality rates, respectively, than married men. A study of 27,779 cancer cases found that unmarried individuals were more likely to have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis than married persons. Unmarried patients were less likely to receive treatment than married patients — but even among people who received cancer therapy, marriage was linked to improved survival. Patients who have intact marriages when cancer is diagnosed have better survival than patients who are separated at the time of diagnosis.
- Help You Live Longer – A UCLA study found that people in generally excellent health were 88% more likely to die over the 8-year study period if they were single. A Harvard study reported that socially isolated men have an 82% higher risk of dying from heart disease, compared with men who have strong interpersonal relationships. And the New England Research Institute reported that 66% of men rely on their wives for their primary social supports; only 21% rely on other people, and 10% have no such supports. Clearly, subtracting a wife greatly increases a man’s risk of isolation.
- Better Mental Health – Mental health is the most prominent benefit; married men have a lower risk of depression and a higher likelihood of satisfaction with life in retirement than their unmarried peers. Being married has also been linked to better cognitive function, a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, improved blood sugar levels, and better outcomes for hospitalized patients. In contrast, widowhood boosts the likelihood of sexually transmitted diseases in men, but not women.
A study done at an Australian university shows that married men are happier than single men. In fact, married men are 135% more likely to report a high happiness score than single men. That’s amazing.