The wedding day may be the best day of your life – but the honeymoon is actually very short, according to the researchers.
University of Denver psychologists found that physical and mental health increases when couples prepare to get married, but declines after the ceremony.
Newlyweds reported lower life satisfaction, higher levels of psychological distress, and increased alcohol consumption not long after saying ‘I like’.
The wedding day could be the best day of your life – but the honeymoon is actually very short, according to the researchers (stock image)
The study, reported in the Journal of Family Psychology, tracked the happiness of 168 people before and after they got married.
The results suggest that the strength of the relationship is the driving factor behind their health, the researchers say.
They added: ‘Our hypothesis is that people transitioning to marriage will report increased health in general. But this is not supported. ‘
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