Analysis of the data showed that men aged 65-69 were 70% more likely to die within one year of their partner’s death. Among women, this risk increased by only 27%. All of this compared to people who haven’t lost their spouse.
Scientists have suggested that this may be influenced, for example, by home life. When a husband loses his wife, his home becomes less tidy, which negatively affects his mood. Women may be more psychologically stable. In addition, men are often afraid to show their weakness after losing their partner.
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