Marry Me

Say yes, and you're in for more than love, children and a home. Better health and a longer life are part of the deal

Greg Miller for TIME

Doug and Naomi Hassebrock of Brooklyn, N.Y. with their baby. Of such quiet moments good health may be made

Miriam Kamin is feeling a lot better now, thank you very much.

It was rough there for a while--infertility, a crippling case of endometriosis, the collapse of her nine-year marriage, and four years of single parenting while building a career as a corporate blogger. Then, last May, she married Mark, a longtime friend. And that, she says, has made all the difference.

"I've struggled with depression for most of my life," she explains. "Yet, despite the fact that I've moved, relocated my kids and am working harder than I have in a very long time, I'm not on medication right now....

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