3. Marriage is better for your children’s health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released new figures in December which compared the health of children in all types of living situations. The data demonstrates that children who live in the same home as their parents have a lower rate of disease and sickness. The ailments documented included asthma, vision problems, developmental delays, ADHD, and migraines. These ailments were far more present in the homes of children who live with only one parents, even when wealth and education were factored in.

The CDC found that the only health problem which was more prevalent among children living in two-parents households was allergies. Similarly, a separate study showed the elderly individuals whose parents were divorced had twice the risk of stroke as people whose parents stayed married.

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