THE "NOT-SO" NEWS/JBLA: Misery Loves Company

Monday, August 14, 2006

Misery Loves Company

In a recent study just released, researchers in Ohio discovered that a person who is depressed would do far better if they got married.

Their findings showed that sharing the burden of depression can often alleviate symptoms such as fatigue and crankiness and reduce the day to day blahs.

"Simple things...like having intimate relations on a regular basis...tend to lift the dark cloud swirling around in peoples minds," one researcher said.

The study found that men especially fair far better in conquering this growing mental health crisis by hooking up with a partner on a regular basis.

"Men who suffer from what is commonly called 'blue balls', a leading cause of depression, are most likely the ones to benefit from regular sex due to the fact that they sleep better and will usually accommodate anything their spouse/partner wants immediately following an orgasm--it's a win-win situation."

17 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

...and then when it gets to the point where she doesn't want THAT anymore, he can come ask me what to do about it. Then it's win-win-win. I love it. Great advice in that article guys.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Erik Donald France said...

Hey JBWriterGirl,

Touche! I'm all for the win-win in human affairs. Enlightened self-interest wins every time. A comedy for the thinking person, a tragedy for the feeling one. A tragi-comedy for the thinking-feeling one. Cheers, E'

6:38 PM  
Blogger Mother Jones RN said...

I thought marriage caused depression:-) Just kidding.

Great post.

Mother Jones RN

7:26 PM  
Blogger Pawlie Kokonuts said...

I thought marriage caused depression, or at least mild recession, or at the very, very least a lessening of "irrational exuberance."
Laugh. Or....
Else.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Erik Donald France said...

One of my sister's husband's once said (his Syrian name is Jihad, what can you say?): "Love is blind, marriage is an eye opener." They divorced and are both remarried. . . . .

8:41 PM  
Blogger JR's Thumbprints said...

I agree with Mother Jones RN and Pawlie Kokonuts on this topic.

9:03 PM  
Blogger meloncutter said...

I can remember, nearly 27 years ago now, at our wedding, the preacher looked at me and asked, "do you?" I said, "I do!"
Then my new wife said, "Not no more you don't!" Jeez, it's been 27 years this coming October. Now that's depressing.

Later Yall.

3:50 AM  
Blogger GhostRose said...

Good advice. Now I just need to find a bloke who wants to marry me. Yay. :-)

5:47 AM  
Blogger KILROY_60 said...

Maybe this is why PutOnYourSeatbeltIt'sGonnaBeABumpyRide asks the male clients to bring in their wives when she meets with them to discuss therapy issues.

Would the short skirts and high heels be part of the blue balls therapy as well?

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6:44 AM  
Blogger jbwritergirl said...

You all crack me up. Didn't have time to post this morning. On my way to the airport. I am hoping to get some writing in while in Hawaii. If you subscribe in the sidebar you will automatically get my knew posts.

Take care,
Jacqui

12:37 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

haha, great post actually :)

I stumbeled upon this blog threw the bestest blog of all-time, so.. now you know it works :)

6:25 PM  
Blogger Ron Bramlett said...

HMMMMMM. Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around. Thats really what its all about..

7:47 PM  
Blogger Sir Dirty Joke said...

But what id mariage causes depression?! lol

8:08 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

35 and still unmarried. Maybe that's why I'm always so frickin bummed...And I'm going to have to beg to differ about the whole 'blue ball' effect. I know my man is having relations a hell of a lot more than most married gents...
HaHaHa!

Great journalism as always! Keep up the good work!

10:09 AM  
Blogger Penrick said...

WHAT HAVE I BEEN TELLING PEOPLE?

I'm going in and out of my slump until I get a proposal...I swear.

4:56 PM  
Blogger ChiefMommy Owl said...

Nothing cures depression like getting married and sentencing yourself to fifty years on laundry island.

Sara

8:22 PM  
Blogger Laffy Taffy said...

After 20 years and kids, a divorce could happen and make them more depressed, what's up with that!
www.a-dumb-blog.blogspot.com

8:45 AM  

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