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The Benefits Of Marriage That Will Make You WANT To Say ‘I Do’!

In recent times, marriage has become one of the most misunderstood social institutions. People are constantly dissing the idea of marriage. Finding couples who are “happily married” even after years, has become nothing short of a miracle. In dire times like these, it is important to remind oneself of the several benefits of marriage that people seem to have forgotten completely.

Here is some news that I might have for you guys – marriage is amazing! It is one of the most underrated romantic acts in existence, and there is nothing better than spending the rest of your life with your soul mate. Before I start listing off the several million benefits of marriage, you should know that the moment you get married, you get to be the cute old couple who have been together forever. Instead of aww-ing and envying couples who are old and still hold hands in parks after being married for 60 years, you can keep reading and start the process of becoming one yourself.

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Health benefits


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Marriage is usually thought of as an emotional bond, legally condoned. However, I am pretty sure you never imagined how marriage could actually be good for your health! Here are some of the many ways in which getting hitched could actually increase your life expectancy.

1. It encourages you to act with greater responsibility.

When you are married to someone, you automatically want to be careful, not just for your own sake, but for their sake as well. This compels you to act like a responsible adult (finally), which reduces the chances of you getting run over or dying from alcohol poisoning.

2. It lowers your stress levels significantly.

Having someone to share your feelings with, or share you problems with, helps reduce the risk of developing mental illnesses and physical ailments, which increases your quality of life immensely. You don’t get stressed as much, which of course keeps things like your blood pressure, blood sugar, and other physical problems in check.

3. You sleep better.

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It has been scientifically proven that the number of married people who suffer from insomnia and other related diseases is much less than the number of single people who are unable to get a good night’s rest. This, of course, might be because you can hold the person you love while you sleep.

4. You recover from physical and mental problems faster.

Recovering from a serious illness is as important as any surgical procedure. This recovery process is made infinitely easier when you have someone with you who genuinely cares about you, and is willing to nurse you back to health.

5. It reduces the risk of heart attacks.

This, again, is related to the fact that when you are married, you tend to take on less stress in life, which automatically ensures that risk of heart attacks and other heart related diseases is reduced by a considerable degree. In addition to that, a loved one who lives with you constantly may also encourage you, or even coerce you, into taking better care of your health and get regular health checkups done, that you may not think you need. Even though this sounds sort of lame, it is nonetheless conducive to your heart and your health.

Financial benefits

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Now, it is time to examine the more widely known benefits of marriage. Before people married primarily for love, they did it because of financial and social security. Even though those reasons still stand today, you have the added benefit of getting all that from the person you love. Here are all the various financial perks of getting married.

1. Greater social security.

When you are married, one of the most important benefits that you enjoy is greater social security. If both you and your partner are earning individuals, then you know you will always have someone who has got your back, financially.

2. Easier decision making regarding money.

Your single days should serve as a sad reminder of how difficult it can be saving money and resisting buying 6 bottles of wine and Cheetos instead of groceries. When you have a spouse around, you are able to take more practical decisions regarding your income and expenditure.

3. You can split the cost of living.

Things are getting ridiculously expensive, and they are going to keep getting even more costly, which is why it is a wonderful feeling when you have someone who will naturally and willingly split the bill with you, whether it is your grocery bill or your electricity bill.

4. Greater exposure to financial resources.

The benefit of living with a person who works a different job than yours and runs with different social circles is that you have double the chances of getting exposed to various financial resources, ensuring that you and your spouse have more opportunities to earn more money. You both will have a number of contacts and resources, which should only add to your collective betterment, which is so much better than having to fight it out on your own.

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Legal benefits

Apart from the fact that you get to call your favorite person in the world legally ‘yours,’ there are other legal benefits of marriage that you might not take into consideration when you are busy pointing out the divorce rate to anyone who will listen.

1. Immigration benefits.

If you and your spouse belong to different countries, then a marriage is all that you need to legally belong to two countries at the same time. In fact, this allowance is so beneficial that people marry solely for this reason, but you get to have a dual citizenship while living in with the love of your life.  

2. Insurance claims are easier to get.

Whether it is health insurance, life insurance, retirement pension, or any other kind of important sounding financial benefit; it is much easier to get hold of these when you are a married individual, especially because they come with all sorts of cost cutting plans for married couples.

Social benefits


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After considering extensively the serious sounding benefits of marriage, we shall now look at the various ways in which you could become a social creature just by putting a ring on it. The miraculous thing is, you don’t even do it out of obligation – you automatically feel like you are a part of society once you are married because of a whole new mindset that you develop. That doesn’t mean single people are unsocial, but here are the several social benefits of marriage.

1. You are motivated to earn more money.

When you are married, you realize that you are responsible for yourself, as well as another (or possibly several more) individuals. This will automatically give you all the motivation you need to earn more money and become rich, making your life much better than it otherwise would have been.

2. You can raise children in a healthy environment.

Single people do a great job raising children on their own. However, when you have two people raising kids, you get a more stable, and conducive growing environment, with double the love and care and attention. Kids also get the opportunity to learn more, when they have parents who can teach them a mixed set of values, and give them greater exposure to their respective backgrounds.

3. You get to introduce your spouse as your spouse at parties.

It honestly is so much fun introducing someone as your wife or your husband at social gatherings. I know it doesn’t sound like a very compelling reason to commit to someone forever. However, there is a sense of belonging and inclusion in being legally bound to another person out of mutual love and respect. It gives you the impression of a loving and fully-functional unit, which is the kind of positivity that everyone needs in their lives.

4. You can function with greater stability.

A spouse in your life makes you act rationally. You don’t take drastic and erratic decisions like leaving your job or screwing up your life in general. A marriage basically gives you direction in life, unlike popular opinion which tells you that it discourages ambition.

Personal benefits


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Apart from all the life-improving benefits that marriage has, there are some things which you just can’t have without a permanent partner in your life. Here are all the personal and emotional reasons why being married is the best.

1. You get a permanent cuddle partner.

There is no better feeling than coming home to a person you can cuddle with. Every night. For the rest of your life. That sort of certainty and faith is worth all the sheet snatching that is going to follow. But seriously though, cuddles are just a metaphor for all the love and sweetness that you guarantee yourself the moment you get married. It is a source of infinite affection, which makes the prospect of coming back home that much more appealing.

2. You get to have a wedding ceremony.

I honestly believe that the fact that you get to have a wedding ceremony, is enough reason to get married. Not only do you get to wear the most amazing clothes, and have a party for yourself and get all your loved ones under one roof, but you also get to be the centre of attention and wed your beloved in the most romantic way possible.

3. Sexual satisfaction and fulfillment.

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Sex is a very important factor necessary to stay happy and contented, and there is no better way to attain sexual satisfaction than with your spouse. In fact, a terrible or non-existent sex life can cause a lot of physical and mental problems, which is why being married is so awesome because you forever have someone who will be able to satisfy you sexually.

4. You will never have to hunt for a Saturday night date.

Do not underestimate the pain of not being able to find a date for Saturday night, or any night for that matter. One of the most appealing benefits of marriage is the fact that you always have a date you can go out with, a date who will always think you look amazing, and a date with whom you know you’ll get a happily ever after – your own version of it anyway.

5. You get your very own go-to person.

One of the best things about being married is the fact that you have someone you can always count on. One major concern that single people have is their inability to pick someone to put as their emergency contact in a thousand different places. That is one problem that is sorted for life, once you get married.

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6. No heartbreak.

You don’t have to endure the tiresome process of dating and heartbreak and rebounds and the same vicious cycle over and over again. Marriage can be a solution you were always looking for from life’s various relationship and loneliness related problems.

7. Starting a family with the person you love.

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Just the idea of starting your own family with the person you love more than anyone else in the world is enough reason to consider marriage. It is, in fact, an opportunity to start a completely new kind of life, with you in control at all times.

8. You get to choose your family.

People say that you don’t get to choose your family. However, that is true only for the first half of your life. Once you get hitched, you not only get to choose your family, but also how much you want it to grow, and how you run it.

Getting married can seem like a daunting affair at first, what with you feeling like your independence and your individuality run the risk of getting compromised. However, if you stop and think about it for a change, you will see that it has the ability to make your life infinitely beautiful, and you get to share everything with someone you love, for your whole entire life.

Considering marriage yet?

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All The Numerous Benefits Of Marriage You Never Knew
Among the numerous benefits of marriage, are financial, social, personal, legal, health, emotional... and the list goes on!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.