Shared Responsibilities Can Improve Marriage

Think you are doing too much and your partner is a slacker?  Research from the University of Utah shows that in relationships where both partners share the load, there is a much greater feeling of closeness.

Researchers carried out a survey of couples that had been married for at least five years and found that there was a direct link between happiness with the relationship and the perception of how well the work load was shared between the couple.

Wives felt particularly close to husbands who looked after and cared for the couple’s children regularly.

This research makes perfect sense from a relationship perspective.  No one likes to feel like they are being taken for a mug and the act of sharing the load of the day to day tasks makes the relationship feel more balanced.  So if you want to be closer to your partner and you are not doing already – start pulling your weight!

Abstract:http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2013/0408-marriages-benefit-when-fathers-share-household-parenting-responsibilities-mu-researcher-says/

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Ian Tomlinson

I am the Director of the Affinity Centre and provide therapy and counselling in Wilmslow for straight and gay individuals and couples. My intention is to support you in making the changes you want in your life so you can feel happier, more contented and at peace in the world.

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