No Kids, No Husband, No Problem — An Expert Says This Is The Key To Happiness
But while the studies presumably apply to both men and women, Dolan said the negative effects of marriage are compounded for women. For men, marriage often leads to taking fewer risks, making more money at work, and living longer. But women, especially middle-aged married women, are at a higher risk of developing physical conditions and
mental illnesses than their single counterparts. They also tend to die sooner, Dolan said.