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Wedding Bell Warning

New study finds the physical and mental health of a couple slumps soon after tying the knot, probably around the time their wedding bill arrives.

As it turns out, if your wedding is the happiest day of your life, that’s not a good thing.

The findings were reported in the Journal of Family Psychology and is not what was hypothesized.

Researchers say 'Our hypothesis was that individuals who transition to marriage would report increases in general health. But this was not supported'.

Instead, they found that although physical and mental wellbeing increases for a couple in the lead up to a wedding, it declines soon after.

It’s not included in the research, but the peak of this decline may correlate to when the wedding cake runs out.

The study tracked the wellbeing of 168 people before and after they got married (hopefully researchers gave them some privacy on their wedding night).

Newlyweds reported lower life satisfaction, higher levels of psychological distress and increased alcohol consumption.

Who knew alcohol consumption could get any higher than at a wedding?

The research doesn’t propose why this is the case, but it’s probably due to the absence of anticipating a huge fun party.

In the lead up to a wedding, couples are excited at the prospect of standing in front of their loved ones to say their vows and do the Nutbush.

However, once the wedding is over, the excitement is gone. Theres no more speeches, no more champagne and no more Nutbush.

I guess what the research tells us is that if a couple wants to remain happy, they should get engaged. Then never get married.

If the honeymoon never begins, the honeymoon can never be over!

So, say ‘Yes’ to your partner, but never say ‘I Do’.