Under a high rate of divorcing, people may think that getting married is not a good idea, put it in another word, if getting married is good then why would they get divorced? In fact, getting married was suggested as "pathways to health" by Theodore F. Robles and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser. An incredible research resulted that the mortality rate of married individual is 50%higher among female and 250% higher among male. This result surprises me in some degree just because the percentage rises in male is dramatically high, however, it sounds making sense to me as female are tended to be more socialized in a family and they were taught to be nurturing and taking care of other people. As the writing also mentioned that social isolation would bring terrible effect even worse than cigarette smoking, female bring more social life and network to her spouse and thus increases her husband's rate of mortality.
Unfortunately, the above benefit of getting married is not applying on everyone, the study also suggested that greater dyadic satisfaction would decrease 29% of mortality for people who suffer end stage renal disease but an increase of 46% in risk of mortality was associated with relationship negativity. It shows that the quality of marriage do affect our health, not just in this case, but also affect cardiovascular, endocrine and immune functions as suggested. Bad marital functioning could also associate with bad health habit like smoking and alcohol abuse.
Over all, poor marriage may sounds terrible to you but one important thing -when people get married, they never seen for a bad result! Don't forget about all the good things high quality marriage will bring you, try to be supportive in the marriage and enjoy a healthier life. On the other hand, more research on homosexual couples would need to see if the same effect would appear on same-sex marriage but in response to the first question of this article, perhaps a bad marriage relationship is driving you crazy and making you less healthy, so they decided to break apart and be a happy single person with less stress and more fun, but undoubtedly, happy marriage brings you a lot of benefit in terms of health and supporting.