The Importance of Being -- Married
There are many reasons to choose wisely and carefully when picking a spouse, but here's one you may not know: New research suggests that a good marriage is good for your health -- and that a bad one can be a real heartbreaker.
It's All About Commitment
"That's one of the great things about love: When people really love and
they make a commitment, they become enormously vulnerable and enormously
powerful -- because they care so much and it connects them to the world in such
a big way," says Gottman. "That's the amazing thing about all of these
benefits: They are conferred by commitment. The commitment is like falling over
backward and translates into making you a mensch and a concerned human being --
somebody who is involved in the community of mankind."