A new study by researchers in Italy have revealed that single women are more healthier and happier than married women.
Caterina Trevisan, the Lead researcher at the University of Padua in Italy said that the study shows that as Italian widows age they have better lives than wives.
According to the research published on The Mirror, the study revealed further that widows suffer less stress and physical frailty than women whose husbands are still alive.
Caterina Trevisan at the University of Padua in Italy said the presence of a husband made women “more likely to feel stressed and find their role restrictive and frustrating”.
“Since women generally have a longer lifespan than men, married women may also suffer from the effects of caregiver burden, since they often devote themselves to caring for their husband in later life.”
Dr Trevisan also pointed out that there is a lower risk of depression in unmarried women. Single women also have less anxiety, greater job satisfaction and higher activity levels at work.
They also maintained stronger relationships with family or friends. The research also showed that widows cope better than widowers with the stress deriving from the loss of a partner and widowhood.
On the other hand, women who remain married and got older,
“often have an assistance role towards their husbands”
and this can be wearing.
Losing their husbands relieves them of this “burden” which puts them in better condition than their married peers.
Elderly spinsters were also more physically robust and less likely to suffer weight loss and exhaustion than women who were married.
Living a single life may not only be fun but also something very good for your health as there are chances that you will be more happier than when you marry.