Married to a Much Younger or Older Man? It May Affect Your Health! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

Married to a Much Younger or Older Man? It May Affect Your Health!

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.

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Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness! Great info, Joy Stephenson-Laws JD , thank you for sharing!
Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
Crazy huh? I was shocked when I saw the study- oh well - hopefully we all made the right choice 😀
Brittany Moffatt
I’m screwed and so is my husband! 38yr age gap and we have a one year old. 😉
S Roberts
As far as I’m concerned, studies are meant to be debunked unless they’re the ones that prove eating chocolate cake for breakfast is actually good for you!

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