Are Married Couples Who Share Housework More Likely to Divorce?

Divorce rates are higher among couples who share household duties than those homes in which the woman does the majority of the chores, according to a new study.


A new study claims that divorce rates are far higher among couples who share housework or chores in the home. 

The report, which was conducted in Norway, states that the rate of divorce was about 50 percent higher than those relationships in which the women did most of the work, according to The Telegraph

Adding to that, the study states that while child-rearing is shared equally between mothers and fathers in 70 percent of cases, women in Norway still account for most of the housework in seven out of 10 couples, according to The Telegraph. 

But what do you think? Does the same ring true for married couples in the United States? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Leave RI October 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I don't think it's true. There has to be something else.
bgagnon October 10, 2012 at 05:11 PM
In our family we share some of the indoor housework but my wife definitely does the majority. I do all of the outdoor yard work, stacking firewood, repairs, car maintenance, gardening, etc... So my question is does the study only account for indoor housework like cleaning and cooking or everything that it takes to run a house?


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