Jeffy Fisher is back with another thought, this time about marriage. A study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests married people have lower levels of cortisol than single people, leading to lower stress levels and a range of health benefits from less heart disease to longer survival for cancer patients.
These benefits do not extend to single people who were once married, leading researchers to conclude that the presence of a spouse — not the act of getting married — is the source of the benefits.
"What I want to know is, what if you're married, but you despise being married to your spouse?" Fisher asks jokingly. "I most definitely am not that person, but I'm just, you know, just thinking out loud."