The Secret Of A Happy Marriage?
The secret to a happy marriage in later life? Research indicates it’s hard to go past the simple prescription: sex is the key to marital happiness.
A recent study looking at older married couples concluded it was important for older couples “to find ways to stay engaged in sexual activity, even as health problems render familiar forms of sexual interaction difficult or impossible.”
Good Sex Helps Aging Challenge
In lay man’s terms, maintaining a good sex life in later life helped couples feel better, stay happier and overlook the niggles of aging and problems with physical health.
And it’s not just the elderly who benefit from a good sex life in marriage. Salon magazine reports previous studies show marital happiness at all ages correlated with frequency of sex.
Sex may not exactly be the glue in a marriage, but sex therapist Ian Kerner told Salon it’s a key ingredient.
Positive Benefits of Sex in Marriage
“Sex has many positive effects on individuals and relationships,” Kerner said.
“Sex can be a source of self-esteem, a way of working through and resolving conflict, a way to feel safe, secure, held, seen.
“It can be a source of adventure, a source of stress-relief, a way of countering negativity with positivity.”
Briefing the Pope On Sex
No wonder an octogenarian couple married 55 years who recently briefed the Pope on the secret of their happy marriage told him it was “Sex.”
Associated Press reports the couple told the Pope’s meeting on Family Values “The little things we did for each other, the telephone calls and love notes, the way we planned our day around each other and the things we shared were outward expressions of our longing to be intimate with each other.”
The Vatican hand-picked the Sydney-based couple, Ron and Mavis Pirola, parents of four, and other model Catholic couples to participate in the synod to give bishops a sense of what real live Catholic families go through and proposals for how the church can help support them.
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