Thursday, July 12, 2007

Workaholics Actually Good For Marriage

I'm always flabbergasted by the amount of statistics and surveys there are out there regarding marriage and divorce. I read about a study in Australia that argues that men who work a lot have less of a chance of getting divorced than men who don't work full time. The theory is that lack of work, means lack of sufficient income, which causes greater stress on a marriage. I'm not sure that this theory holds water here in America, the land of the workaholics. Many marriages fall apart because of the fact that a couple does not spend enough time together, or one person is constantly working and puts his/her family second. Although, I understand the stress that lack of sufficient funds to pay household bills can have on a marriage. Its interesting to read about the different reasons for divorce in other countries, especially for those with lower divorce rates than America.

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