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Benefits of Happy and Blissful Marriage!

Updated on May 31, 2013
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Benefits of Happy Marriage

Is marriage beneficial? We are living in times when marriage is losing its value. Divorce rates are escalating and many young people no longer believe in the age old institution called marriage. The failure rates are too high and it is too risky for them to give it a try. Co-habitation is seen as a new age mantra which is based on convenience without commitment. It is often found that men tend to gain mostly in marriage where as women tend to lose. They tend to do all the household work, child care and their jobs take a back seat. Hence, many educated, professional women are forsaking marriage to live a life of freedom. Is marriage really good? What about women, do they benefit from marriage?

Here, is a short summary of the hidden benefits that marriage provide to all, men and women, children and society:

1. Marriage is good for emotional health. For the first few years, married people might have emotional issues as they are adjusting to each other. However, once the ship starts sailing, married people tend to grow and become patient, emotionally healthy people. They tend to face the storms of life together and enjoy the closeness of each other. Hence, for men and women, marriage is good for the long term emotional health. If the married couples have children, the initial child rearing period can be testing period for new moms and dads. If the new parents can stand the ultimate challenge and face it together, the marriage becomes strong unit. It provides emotional security to the whole family. Married people cope up with challenges better as they can fall back on each other and receive emotional strength in times of need.

2. Marriage is good for physical health. Human beings are meant to live together and somehow, living with a married partner tends to motivate us to take care of ourselves and each other. Married people, especially men, are greatly helped by marriage in terms of good health. Single men and sometimes single women too, have a high probability to go towards unhealthy food habits, substance abuse, irregular schedules and less personal health care. There are always exceptions where single men or women are also taking good care of physical health and fitness.

On the other hand, married people have a high tendency to eat home cooked meals, exercise, relax and sleep at night. They tend to follow schedules and maintain their body healthy. Child rearing is a time when some mom and dad might forget themselves for a while but in the long run they catch up with their health. Soon, they realize they cannot neglect themselves as they are responsible for taking care of spouse and children. Hence, in long term, married people tend to maintain good physical health.

3. Marriage is good for financial health. Married people mutually benefit in their financial health. When both partners work together as team, they earn more, save more and benefit more. Married people tend to have more assets and saving as compared to single men or women. Many married women after giving birth to children, leave their jobs to focus on children for few years. However, it is observed, that combined income of family still tends to be better than single professional man or woman. Marriage also provides a robust financial backup to both partners. When one person is sick or retrenched from job, the other partner can still manage the finances and keep the ship floating. Two is always better than one. When one falls down, the other can pick up.

4. Marriage is good for children and society. Marriage provides a healthy environment for the children to grow. When married partners reciprocate, they manage time and money in such a way, that children get a balanced amount of everything. Single parents have a tough time in this area. If they work hard to earn money, they often lack time to give to their children.

Marriage is a big benefit to children. They become well adjusted human beings and grow physically, mentally and emotionally strong. Well adjusted children are a great asset to society as they become the backbone of next generation. They are capable of assisting social causes, help elderly and are less likely to go in direction of drug or crime. Hence, marriage helps children to grow in healthy environment.

Benefits of marriage and married life are too many. However, it is losing its meaning and value today. Lack of time and relationship skills is causing the barrier. Marriage is like a garden. We need to give water and time. With little time and water given regularly, it grows and becomes a success. Marriage is very important for children, family, society and the nations to grow.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      I am married for sixteen years and I agree with you that more than anything else, it helps our children.

      They feel protected and cared for in a family with both parents staying together.

      Thanks for SHARING

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Thumbi7 for your feedback. Yes, children enjoy when both parents provide love and care. Marriage is good for partners too.

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      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      I found your hub interesting and full of some very valid points. Although I do believe these things apply when the marriage is a relatively happy marriage. If the marriage is not a happy one, maybe one where there is constant arguing or violence, then it is not good for anyone.

      An interesting hub though. Thank you for sharing.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      I am about to complete 15 years of marriage and I sincerely agree with you that marriage is quite beneficial. The worst point in the failing marriages is the lack of willingness to understand each other.

      I very firmly believe that if at all you are getting married then before marriage itself both the parties must groom themselves mentally to adjust in a new atmosphere. Exceptions are always there where adjustment becomes very dangerous but now a days the couples draw a line between themselves due to trivial things. This demeans the value of marriage.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An intelligent and sensible hub on benefits of marriage. I totally agree with you. My parents's marriage, though an arranged marriage, is very successful due to most of reasons mentioned above as well as plenty of love, care and faith in each other. Thanks to my parents, I grew up in a stable and comfortable atmosphere. Well-done!

      Thanks for sharing. Useful, Awesome and Interesting. Voted up and socially shared.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      I agree that marriage can be beneficial for all involved as long as both partners love and respect one another. As my husband says, "We are on the same team", I believe marriage partners must look at their union as a team working together toward shared goals. Thanks for this hub! Enjoyed it.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Debbie. Yes, happy and marriages without physical violence tend to give the emotional, physical and financial benefits. If there are constant arguments, yes, the energy in the home is negative and to reap the above benefits, outside help might be required.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Shampa for your feedback. Yes, flexibility is the key to successful marriage. When we are prepared, we can handle things well. Good points. Thanks for voting up.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Ishwaryaa, I appreciate your feedback. I agree when parents have a good marriage, the benefit to children are surplus. Thanks for visiting, reading, sharing and voting up. Best wishes.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Kelleyward, thank you! I too believe marriage is a teamwork and not a competition. When we see ourselves as team, big issues become small and married life is easy. Thanks for reading and enjoying this hub.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I vote UP for marriage and for this hub! It's not for everyone, but I seem to enjoy it:)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      The reasons you list here are interesting, which means I must get married very soon. lol

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      radhapriestess 5 years ago

      It really depends upon who you marry. Some people believe in true partnership and talking it out; some simply do not. Financially in some ways it's better, but then it depends upon who you marry. Some people are spendthrifts and some people are misers. It's very hard to find someone who will truly do 50/50 on the sharing of household tasks.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Very nice and beautiful hub Ruchi! I agree to all theabove mentioned points..good one!

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Now that you truly spilled the beans, I am now starting to hunt for that ideal woman in my life. How soon? I don't know, but,, she will come. :D

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Sunita. Yes, benefits of marriage are really true. Enjoy your married life.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Radha for your insight. Yes, it can be difficult to do sharing with perfect 50/50 divsion. I think what matters is how each couple decides to live their married life and it is up to both of them to decide which cores they would like to do and which they would want the other party to do.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      I hope you soon find partner of your choice. It is good my articles are inspiring you to get married. All the best in your search for the better half.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Sunshine. Your feedback is uplifting. It is good to know that you enjoyed.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

      I wish you all the best, Travelman. I hope you find it soon. Marriage is good and I hope you will enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

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