Debunking the Myth that Married People Live Longer

Way too many people think that married people live longer. They think it is a fact. It is not. I have been debunking this for years, starting with Singled Out. Every time a new study comes out that is relevant to the myth of the long-living married people, I take a close look to see what it really says.

Here’s what I have written so far about getting married and (not) getting to live longer:

No, getting married does not make you live longer

Watch out, singles! Once again, you are doomed to an early grave by cheater technique

Death and marital status: The link is not what you think

Maybe this time it will stick: ‘Get married and you’ll live longer’ is a myth

The health hazards of having been married

Serving up same old myths about marriage, with a side of condescension

In a sudden medical emergency, will a spouse save your life?

Are singles doomed to an early grave? Oh, please

The skeptical reader: How the media, and even academic journals, get things wrong

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