Dr. Rikke Lund with the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark and colleagues reported that frequent arguments are an indicator of death during middle age for men and people not in the workforce in the May 8, 2014, edition of the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Frequent arguments with anyone in the test participant’s social circle could double or triple the potential for early death. Stress caused by arguments with a man’s significant other was the leading cause of early death.
The research followed 10,000 Danish men and women between the ages of 36 and 52 for 11 years. Data was collected from the Danish Cause of Death Registry. All participants were part of the Danish Longitudinal Study on Work, Unemployment and Health.
Six percent of the men involved in the study died during the study period and four percent of the women died. Defined causes of death for both men and women were cancer, heart disease, stroke, liver failure, and suicide. Frequent worry, a demanding spouse, and demanding children were linked to a 50 to 100 percent increase in the risk of early death in men from all causes.
Constant arguing with anyone was found to be most harmful to men. Unemployment was found to increase the risk of early death in men and women at almost equal rates. The medical and scientific literature confirms the effect of constant stress on heart disease and stroke.
One must consider that despite cultural differences Danish people are chemically and physically the same as all other people in the world. Solomon, who is claimed to be a fount of wisdom although he had as many as 1,000 wives and concubines, claims that “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.” in Proverbs 21:9. This research appears to agree and adds that there are severe health consequences for men that argue constantly with anyone.
Most men with the experience of a relationship with a woman should know the futility of arguing with women. She may not be right as the man sees things but she will usually win. So save your life and do not argue with your wife.