Study Reveals Husbands Stress Out Women Twice As Much As Children Do
When it comes to raising children, we already know it can be one of the most stressful jobs in the world. The sleepless nights when they're babies, the hectic school runs and then the hormonal teenage strops - it's all a barrel of laughs really.
Well, apparently for us women the joy of having children isn't the only stress we can look forward to, as a new study finds that husbands actually stress women out more than their children.
Researchers claim that marriage is as demanding as motherhood for many women, with the women in the study rating their stress levels at an average of eight and a half out of ten.
Out of all the women involved in the research, three out of four of the women with partners claimed to do most of the parenting and the household duties, while one in five claimed that the main cause of their stress was down to a lack of help and support from their husband.
Researchers from the University of Padova also found that after the death of their wives, the health of the husband dramatically deteriorates, while when women lose their husbands they tend to become healthier as they cope better with depression and stress.
From the study, researchers concluded that men relied more heavily on their wives.
One woman, who reached the grand old age of 109, recently revealed her secret to living a long life.
Jessie Gallan was officially the oldest woman in Scotland before she died in 2015 and she owes it all down to staying single and avoiding the opposite sex.
The incredible woman told STV News how men avoiding men allowed her to live a longer life because they are 'more trouble than they're worth', and we can totally see where she was coming from.
She explained: "My secret to a long life has been staying away from men. They're just more trouble than they're worth."
It turns out that avoiding men wasn't Jessie's only secret for longevity of life, because she also owed her love of porridge to her age.
She continued: "And I like my porridge. I have all my life."
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