Benefits of Relationships part 2

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Argyle and Henderson
who found that those who are divorced or separated are much more likely to suffer from mental ill health or commit suicide than those still married. The effect was greater for men than women.
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Holmes and Rahe
Social Readjustment Scale lists several life changing events which cause stress and are concerned with relationships such as “death of a spouse” “divorce” “marriage”. This suggests that while relationships undoubtedly are a source of support.
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Self Esteem
is the evaluation you have of yourself – whether you think highly of yourself or not. Research has generally shown that high self-esteem is associated with being successful at school, your job etc.
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Krause
who studied retired participants aged 65-95 years and found that the increased social support led to a decrease in depression.
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Bradburn
where he asked people who were married, divorced or single about their general level of happiness in life. His results suggests that being married leads to higher happiness levels for both men and women.
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Revenson et al
found that patients who reported social support that was problematic (e.g. relationships) also had higher rates of depression. This contradicts the idea that relationships are good for self-esteem as it that not all relationships provide beneficial s
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Social Readjustment Scale lists several life changing events which cause stress and are concerned with relationships such as “death of a spouse” “divorce” “marriage”. This suggests that while relationships undoubtedly are a source of support.

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