Ladies, when your mother told you to watch your language, she was right. That's because it can have a negative impact on your relationships. University of Arizona psychologist Dr. Mathias Mehl looked at the effects swearing has on personal relationships, and found that cursing leads to isolation and depression. Here are the details:
The researchers fitted a group of women with devices that recorded 50-second sound bites every 9 minutes – or about 10 percent of their daily routine. The volunteers couldn’t tell when the devices were recording, and when they weren’t. Each of the women also answered questions about their social lives, and took a test that measured symptoms of depression. The result: The women who swore in the presence of others received less emotional support, had fewer friends, and were more likely to report feeling depressed than those who didn’t swear around others. So, cleaning up your language is a win-win situation, because you’ll have more friends, you’ll feel better, and you’ll definitely make your mother happy.