A new study suggests that individuals age 40 and over who have never been married are well adjusted psychologically.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests that individuals who have never been married by the age of 40 may be better adjusted psychologically and emotionally than those who have. As reported by HealthDay News, the research found that never married adults may be more resourceful in seeking care due to their independence.
Jamila Bookwala, with Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., who authored the study, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “If you look at never marrieds who are high on mastery — they feel like they are in the driver’s seat and in control of their lives — and high on self-sufficiency — they know how to take care of themselves — they actually have better emotional well-being than married people… In that sense, we find our study debunks that myth of something being wrong with the never-married individual.”
More information about the study may be found in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Nov. 30 publication.
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