Married people tend to gain more weight than single people. They are also less involved in their communities, less likely to help neighbors, less likely to volunteer, less likely to continue their education. Married people can be just as lonely, if not more lonely, than single people. Married people are more isolated from their friends, neighbors and extended family.

David Ludden should read the Kutob, University of Arizona study that shows that married women drink more alcohol, gain more weight and exercise less than single and divorced women.