Strong Relationships May Reduce Risk of Military Suicides

New research suggests being in a strong committed relationship can reduce the risk of suicide, especially among members of the military. Investigators from Michigan State University discovered strong committed relationships appear to reduce the risk of suicide among National Guard and reserve members.
Suicide rates for members of the military are disproportionally higher than for civilians. Moreover, around the holidays the number of reported suicides often increases, for service members and civilians alike.

Work-Linked Couples Can Lose Sleep Over Rude Coworkers

If you and your spouse are in the same line of work, a rude coworker’s behavior toward one of you has the power to make you both lose sleep, according to a new study published in the journal Occupational Health Science.
Researchers from Portland State University (PSU) and the University of Illinois surveyed 305 couples in a variety of jobs. The findings build on previous research that looks at the relationship between workplace incivility — a common stressful work event — and employee sleep in the context of dual-earner couples.