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Marriage, communication and health

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Most relationships are quite healthy. Two new studies have some interesting findings about love and marriage in particular, health and communication.

Guys, do you ever find yourself spacing out like Paul Rudd's character in "This Is 40"? Researchers from the University of San Francisco followed 127 couples over 13 years, and found the most common strategy for handling conflicts was changing the subject, or just avoiding it.

But relationship expert Dr. Megan Fleming says that's unhealthy.

In "The War of the Roses," we see how conflict can be bad for your health. It's true in real life.

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family that followed more than 1,600 couples over 20 years shows a happy marriage often leads to good health while conflict leads to bad health.

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