Family: It's the main event in life, not to be missed.
It's the place where people learn about themselves, about relationships, and about the world.
- Caring relationships enhance health, reduce illness, and extend life. In general, married med live longer than single men. Being married does not convey similar benefits to women.
- Divorce can be an emotional shock wave across the family. No family member is un-involved or unaffected.
- Children from intact families on the average live two years longer, have less depression and physical illness, make better grades, and have fewer divorces themselves than children from divorced families.
- Depression and isolation magnify illness across the life span. A supportive family can be the wellspring of physical and mental well-being at any age. Family relationships are the main even in life. Many people miss the main event.