Beyond the profound federal perks, married people make more money; we're healthier, physically and emotionally; we produce happier, more stable and more successful kids; we have more sex than our supposedly swinging single friends; we even live longer.

Jenna McCarthy

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“What You Don’t Know About Marriage.” TEDxAmericanRiviera. Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "What You Don't Know About Marriage." TEDxAmericanRiviera. Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by writer Jenna McCarthy describes the many benefits of marriage: legal benefits; increased happiness, health, and emotional wellness; more successful offspring; more sex; and a longer life. The quote is from McCarthy's 2011 TED Talk on what makes happy marriages work. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jenna McCarthy - What You Don't Know About Marriage