A 26 year long marriage study by the University of Michigan uncovered some very interesting and surprising facts about the impact that each spouse’s relationship with the in-laws had on that couple’s likelihood of divorce. This was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Impact of Husband’s Relationship with In-Laws
As one might expect, a close relationship between husband and his in-laws (the wife’s parents) was beneficial. The divorce rate for couples in this scenario was 20% lower as compared to Continue reading
A recent Norwegian study found that in couples who equally shared the housework the divorce rate was 50% higher! Now before we extrapolate too much from the study, we should note that the study was based on Norway couples only. Thus, their cultural norms play a significant role in their national divorce rates.
But still, 50% is pretty shocking.
Is Housework the Real Culprit?
The author of the study concluded that Continue reading