Married to a Much Younger or Older Man? It May Affect Your Health! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
France’s presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, has something in common with U.S. President Trump – an age gap of more than 20 years with his wife. Macron, however, is the younger one in the relationship, 39 years old, married to Brigitte, 64 years old. It made me wonder, what are the health implications of a marginalized relationship?
Turns out age differences among spouses may affect our lifespan. A study conducted by the University of Stockholm suggests having a younger spouse may be beneficial for men but detrimental for women. The study also found having an older spouse is detrimental for both sexes. Further, the younger the wife, the lower the mortality for her husband. When the wife was older than her husband, she had a higher risk of dying. Now you know!
Read more about this study here.