Skip to comments.Couples who share the housework are more likely to divorce, study finds
Posted on 09/28/2012 8:13:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Divorce rates are far higher among modern couples who share the housework than in those where the woman does the lions share of the chores, a Norwegian study has found.
In what appears to be a slap in the face for gender equality, the report found the divorce rate among couples who shared housework equally was around 50 per cent higher than among those where the woman did most of the work.
What weve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesnt necessarily contribute to contentment, said Thomas Hansen, co-author of the study entitled Equality in the Home.
The lack of correlation between equality at home and quality of life was surprising, the researcher said.
One would think that break-ups would occur more often in families with less equality at home, but our statistics show the opposite, he said.
The figures clearly show that the more a man does in the home, the higher the divorce rate, he went on.
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See? This is why I don't empty the diswasher.
I can see this. Husband empties dishwasher, puts everything in wrong place.. argument erupts.. same with laundry
Hope she doesn’t take it the wrong way, you might become a statistic!
So odd that someone would even do this research.
I actually do ALL the dishes by hand after my wife cooks. But that's pretty much the full extent of my housekeeping chores.
Seems to work, though. Lol.
(Forwarding article to Mrs. Flycatcher)
I will never lift a thing at home ever again...lol.
LOL ,this study must have been done by men ,I love it
Gee, I bet studies would also find that nurturing women don’t divorce as often as domineering, or independent women. Who’d a thunk it?
Men have known this for thousands of years.
Note to self...
I already wrote that note...
I guess I won’t ever be divorced! LOL!
We know your little game. You can't fool us!
if the men wouldn’t do everything “wrong” maybe things would be better.......
Get in the kitchen and make me a turkey pot pie!
What weve seen is that sharing equal responsibility for work in the home doesnt necessarily contribute to contentment,
Of course it doesn’t. Most men aren’t going to ever be happy about doing housework, and most women aren’t ever going to be satisfied with the quality of housework men do. So, in the end, nobody’s happy.
I’m all for the husband doing the housework....infact, its brilliant...
This is more likely a symptom of an underlying cause.
Couples that share housework are more likely to have “non-traditional” or “modern” attitudes about marriage. Less likely to think of marriage in religious terms; less likely to see it as a a lifetime commitment; more likely to see (even multiple) divorces and remarriages as a normal part of life.
They are also more likely to be a two-career household where both the husband and wife not only work, but have careers outside of the home. Throw a child (or two) into that mix, and the amount of stress is huge.
They were probably hoping for the opposite result: shared housework makes for happier home. This has, after all, been the feminist mantra for the last 50 years.
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