The New Scientist is reporting the results of recent experiment into the physical effects of psychological stress. The study revealed that the emotional strain of having an argument prolongs physical healing.
Specifically, the researchers found that having a thirty-minute argument about a contentious subject extends by 20% the time it takes for a small wound to heal (from five to six days).
Fighting couples must decide whether it's more important to be right or healthy. Sometimes you've gotta lose the battle to win the war.