Marital dysfunction has now been shown to have a direct relation to individuals experiencing symptoms such as anxiety and depression in the future. A researcher by the name of Robertson developed a study called the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study in order to study the impact of emotional trauma within relationships to future health issues. Unsurprisingly, the research showed a very prominent impact in the likelihood of someone experiencing mental health symptoms following a bad relationship.
- It is often possible to tell how well a relationship functions by looking at the psychological on the individuals involved.
- Studies showed that biobehavioral results could determine the physical health of participants as well.
- Participating in healthy behaviors on your own can also contribute to a healthy outcome within your relationship.
“The number of studies connecting positive health outcomes with good relationship quality and negative health outcomes with poor relationship quality are too numerous to cite in detail.”