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Long Commute/Quicker Divorce

Category : Travel

Researchers in Sweden came up with some interesting stats on divorce. It seems that couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to end up in divorce. Wow! There was no explanation, but it seems that the road less traveled would be a lot better for married couples.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Guess not! It seems that being home is important to keeping the marriage and family together. Sort of a Catch 22 though because many divorces occur because of financial problems and even though you are traveling for work, at least you’re working.

What do you all think?

Comments (5)

My husband and I both work at home and sometimes we get on each other’s nerves. After reading this I realize you just can’t win!!!!!!

As a psychiatrist and relationship expert, I think there are several reasons why this is true:
-the spouse having to make the long commute resents it and blames their partner
-the long commute can contribute to depression and health issues, both of which are not good for a marriage, and
-the farther a spouse lives from home, the more likely they are to have opportunities to cheat – especially with all the ‘bad’ girls and boys out there looking for opportunity.

Thanks Carole…great explanation of things and sooo true!

I guess it gives you enough time to realize how peaceful it is without the wife yapping about having you do this and that!

My guess is the partner with a long commute can be, or claim to be, too tired and stressed upon arrival home to be much of a parent or loving spouse.

And, if one partner does stay home, she or he ultimately gets lonely and bored and resents the lack of a shared family life.

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