Science Proves Couples Who Fight Live Longer

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Couples fight and that is a fact. They can be just dating or in a very serious relationship or even married but there will be those days when they argue. This is all okay and completely natural. As a matter of fact, now science has revealed that fighting is actually good for a relationship and is not as bad as we thought.

A study with 192 couples has revealed some interesting facts as to how fights and arguments between loved ones can actually affect their mortality rate. It all comes down to speaking your mind and letting your significant other know exactly what you’re thinking or feeling.

1Why couples fight

Couples can have many topics to fight about. Some can be about personal preferences while others can be about where to eat or what to watch. Couples fight and that is a fact but now science will have you believe that fighting is actually good for the couples and will make them live longer.

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2A study of 192 couples

A study was carried out by the University of Arizona’s psychology department that collected data from 192 couples over 32 years to assess mortality. The key factor that linked all the couples together was that they all were dealing with a dispute. The study revealed something interesting that was never thought of before.

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3Do people like fighting?

Yes and no, there are many people who love fighting while there are some who hate it. Family conflicts are bad for everyone in the family but now science says it is actually a good thing and these fights are not always bad. According to the study, fighting will actually make you live longer.

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4How was the study conducted?

The study focused on 192 married couples and the goal of the study was to monitor whether the behavior of the partners influenced the mortality of the couples. To collect data the couples were asked questions about their families and how arguments were solved. They were also asked how they would react to arguments in their families.

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5Anger-coping affects mortality

The study revealed to the researchers that anger-coping can actually be linked to our mortality. They found out that the greater the mismatch between the couple’s anger-coping response style, the greater the risk of early death. They also took note of how the couples reacted to the fights, whether they showed anger or kept it suppressed.

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