For most Germans, a happy partnership is one of the biggest goals in life. It is more important to most German citizens than financial independence. Solid partnerships can also serve health.
Happy Partnership as a "Dream of Life"
What the Germans really want can not be bought. This is also shown by a survey of the magazine "Geo", reported by the news agency dpa. According to the representative Forsa survey, attended by 1,005 adults, a happy partnership is one of the biggest goals in life for the majority of people in Germany. No matter whether young or old, woman or man - in each case about 80 percent of respondents described a lasting relationship as a "lifelong dream".
Financial independence is less important
Financial independence was only marginally behind in all age groups. It was named by a total of 77 percent of respondents.
In addition to the question of dreams - to choose from were also "own children", "many trips" and "professional success" - the participants should also answer, whether they were fulfilled.
More than one person in two( 54 percent) said they had realized the wish for a happy partnership. In terms of money, the success rate was only 36 percent.
partners benefit from each other health
People who live in a happy partnership also do something good for their health. Men in particular benefit from this, because women promote the health of their partners, because they are more concerned with healthy eating, smoke less, drink less alcohol and generally pay more attention to their body.
The Federal Center for Health Education( BZgA) had also pointed out in the past that women for men are key figures in terms of health.
The importance of partnerships for the physical well-being of those involved has also been demonstrated in scientific studies. In a study, British scientists came to the conclusion that many people live healthier lives thanks to their partners, for example because they make unhealthy living habits.(ad)