Women Become Less Stressed When Their Husbands Die
You know when you ask your wife, "Do you know where my black socks are?" and "No, the other black socks" and "Never mind, how about the navy socks" and "No, the other navy socks." It's really wearing her down.
A new study out of Italy found that women surprisingly get healthier and less stressed when their husbands die. While men become more stressed and less healthy when their wives die. Here's why.
The researchers say it's because men really lean on their wives for, um, everything. For women, being the responsible one all the time is, "restrictive and frustrating," so once their husband dies, they feel more relaxed.
They also believe women cope with their spouse dying better than men because they're better at expressing their emotions. It lines up with another study that found single women have a lower risk of depression but single men have a higher risk. So yeah, men really need women and the feeling doesn't seem to be totally mutual.
Read more at The Telegraph.