A new research from the Ohio State University has found that young couples -especially women- get just as much of a mental health boost from moving in together as they do when they get married. The findings suggest an evolving role of marriage among young people today, said co-author of the study Sara Mernitz from The Ohio State University. As recently as the early 1990s, young people still received emotional health benefits when they went from living together to getting married, said Mernitz. ‘Men are more likely than women to report living together as a trial run or testing period for marriage, which has been linked to subsequent relationship problems.’ "Now it appears that young people, especially women, get the same emotional boost from moving in together as they do from going directly to marriage," she said. "There is no additional boost from getting married," Mernitz explained. Another significant finding was that the emotional benefits of cohabitation or marriage aren't limited to first relationships. The study found that young adults experienced a drop in emotional distress when they moved from a first relationship into cohabitation or marriage with a second partner. "The young people in our study may be selecting better partners for themselves the second time around, which is why they are seeing a drop in emotional distress," study co-author Claire Kamp Dush, professor at Ohio State University said. The researchers used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. This study included 8,700 people who were born between 1980 and 1984 and were interviewed every other year from 2000 to 2010. The study did find some gender differences, at least for first unions of marriage or cohabitation. For those entering a first union, men experienced a decrease in emotional distress only if they went directly into marriage. There was no change in distress for men who cohabited with a female partner. That may be because men are more likely than women to report cohabiting as a way to test a relationship, which has been linked in other research to subsequent relationship problems, the study said. The findings appeared online in the Journal of Family Psychology. Source: IANS << Pace of Walking More Likely to Influence Alzheimer's Disease... Get Rid of the Traditional Fill and Drill Technique for Dent... >> Recommended Reading Here are Key Traits That Increase the Chances of Couples Getting Married and Living Together Some of the key characteristics that can push couples into getting married and living together have been revealed by a new study. READ MORE Restaurants Across US Reveal Marked Support In Favor Of Marriage Equality Chipotle, the fast-food chain, has used social media to show its support for the 5-4 ruling from the US Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage. READ MORE Chinese Couples Favor Marriage at 26 Years of Age About 75% of Chinese men got married between the ages of 25 and 34 years, while more than 90% of women found their husbands before turning 30 years old. READ MORE When a Marriage Has Troubles, Women Worry and Become Sad, While Men Get Angry For women, getting a lot of support from their spouse is a positive experience, while men feel frustrated giving as well as receiving support. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Noscaphene (Noscapine) More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?