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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Working wives help marriages


Married American women who work outside the home have marriages that last longer than those who do not, according to new research findings.
I am celebrating my 20th anniversary. I am convinced my marriage has lasted this long because I work -- fewer fights over money, more interesting dinner conversation. But these findings aren't popular.
Determining that working wives weren't prompting more divorce was a hard call from some students of marriage and some economists who insist and traditional marriage with non-working wives was more productive.
Stacy Rodgers , co-authors of the book Alone Together: How Marriage in America is Changing compares the attitudes of married couples in 1980 to 2000. As more wives worked, she found a shift to shared decision-making , housekeeping and child care duties. She also found happier marriages. To read more about how working wives help marriages, click here.

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