A substantial survey carried out by Stack and Eshelman measuring marital status and happiness across 17 nations using a sample of 18,000 adults concluded that married couples were more likely to report being happy than those who cohabited.(Less,2007;Stack and Eshelman, "Marital Status and Happiness: A17-Nation Study.")
There are many resons offered for the claim of being more happiness between married couples compared to other couples. One of them claims that married people are generally healthier than unmarried people and those who are healthier are likely to be happier.(Wu et al,2003)
Other explanations include greater commitment levels within marriage, which in turn have an effect on people's perception that the relationship will last. Another consequence of the perception of greater commitment is that there tends to be lower levels of stress and higher levels of security among married couples, and, therefore,better psychological well-being.(Less,2007;Marcussen)
A further explanation is that the greater financial stabil...
A further explanation is that the greater financial stability within marriage, associated with the higher income of married men, leads to lower levels of stress, and higher levels of well-being and relationship quality.(Lees,2007; S. Korenman and D. Neumark,1991)
Increased sexual satisfaction has also been offered as an explanation because studies show that married couples rate their sex lives more satisfying, on average, than do those involved in cohabiting relationships.(Less,2007;Ower and Oswald,2006)
Role of marriage in youths mental health
Marriage is a natural, ocular and inevitable need for human beings and as the above researches shows, it is the most safe and healthy method for males and females to live together. Refusal of this need causes a lot of physical and mental problems and perhaps, one of the reasons of huge part of stress and neural pressures in human life nowadays is the latency in time of the marriage.
Boys and girls, on the ascent and descent of their life, are in need for a safe environment and a sentimental base and the best person that can secure this base is a consort/helpmate. They can have safety, security and mental health together.
Around 1400 years ago, muslims prophet (prophet Muhammad ) also said :
" Help unmarried people marry because God makes their comportment better in that case" and today, after alot of research by psychologists and sociologists, the same result has came through. They say that marriage is in a positive relation to mental health. Researches shows that married people are in much better mental health situation than other people. Less neurotic signs has been seen among