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Don’t suppress anger, couples told


New York : Do not suppress anger, express it, advises a new study in the US to married couple.

The key is for both spouses to be comfortable while expressing anger, University of Michigan researchers have suggested after examining 192 married couples for 17 years.

When researchers began their study, the husbands and wives were asked to imagine being yelled at by their spouse or a policeman about something that wasn’t their fault.

In 14 percent of the couples, both spouses suppressed anger. Their death rate was almost twice as high during the study, compared to other couples, reported the online edition of health magazine WebMD.

Researcher Ernest Harburg said: “If you bury your anger, and you brood on it … and you don’t try to resolve the problem, then you’re in trouble.”