Individuals who argue and disagree for petty reasons are at an increased risk of dying young, according to a new study.

Frequent squabbles in family life, personal relationships and work not only rob a person of their happiness, they also leave them feeling irritated and anxious. Danish researchers found quarrelsome men and women were two to three times more likely to die young.

They examined almost 9 875 men and women aged between 36 and 52 to note the impact of psychological reactions to stress rates on premature death.

The participants were asked about their relationship with friends, family, children and co-workers and about the things that made them unhappy.

The study, led by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, said stress-induced high blood pressure and heart disease were the key risk factors for early death.

It was observed that subjects who regularly dealt with conflicts in personal relations had about a 50 percent to 100 percent likelihood of dying from the health conditions, MD Connect reports.

Almost 10 percent of the respondents blamed children for causing stress and 9 percent said they were aggravated by their partners. About 8 percent reported being pressurised and irritated by demands from social relations.

Participants who were unemployed or fired from their jobs faced emotional trauma and stigma and also had high rates of early death. – Daily Mail