I'm always amazed at all of the studies there are out there about marriage and divorce. There is a new study that suggests that women who work outside the home are more likely to stay married. They attribute this to a lot of different things including the fact that women who work are contributing to the household income, so are more often equal decision makers when it comes to finances. I would say that a majority of my cases involve women who work outside the home and I think that this latest study down plays the issues and problems that may arise when both couples are working 80 hours a week and not able to devote the necessary time and attention to their family and household. I would be interested to see whether the findings are the same if you polled couples who both had demanding jobs or mothers who are forced into the workforce because of economic necessity.
If you would like to read the article concerning this marital study, visit: http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2007/06/03/news/business/60-wives.txt