Here’s an interesting statistic from the latest census data: For the first time since they’ve been keeping track, more American households are headed by unmarried adults than married ones. The main reasons? Younger people are waiting longer to get married, and the growing population of older people are more likely to be widowed or divorced later in life.
We do know that the latest research shows that a happy marriage is a big contributor to physical and psychological health. We checked in with experts who study married couples, and with two couples who may be more qualified than the professionals to talk about health and marriage. Between them they’ve tallied 112 years as Mr. and Mrs.