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Divided housework increases divorce danger. The risk of divorce is higher when men do as much or more housework than women, a report shows. The report’s findings, presented today by the Norwegian Social Research institute (NOVA), highlight that the chances of people untying the knot in four years increase with about 50 percent when couples divide the housework equally. Men doing more housework than women pushes the chances of a divorce up to about 78 percent than when women do. “We cannot rule out that it’s about predictable and defined roles at home,” NOVA’s researcher Thomas Hansen told VG. “In more equal homes, where tasks are shared, perhaps it is easier to notice the partner’s lack of effort. The partner getting stuck in is appreciated if the roles are less defined.”

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Divided housework increases divorce danger

Published on Wednesday, 26th September, 2012 at 17:00 under the news category, by Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan.

The risk of divorce is higher when men do as much or more housework than women, a report shows.

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The report’s findings, presented today by the Norwegian Social Research institute (NOVA), highlight that the chances of people untying the knot in four years increase with about 50 percent when couples divide the housework equally. Men doing more housework than women pushes the chances of a divorce up to about 78 percent than when women do.

“We cannot rule out that it’s about predictable and defined roles at home,” NOVA’s researcher Thomas Hansen told VG. “In more equal homes, where tasks are shared, perhaps it is easier to notice the partner’s lack of effort. The partner getting stuck in is appreciated if the roles are less defined.”

According to the report, 15 percent of women do almost all the housework, with researchers saying what surprised them was that 60 percent of these women were happy with it this way. 

Men are least satisfied with the division of labour when they do the least, however, against 96 percent and 84 percent when it is equal or the woman does more, respectively.

Explaining the disappearing happiness in relationships, psychologist and relationships counselor Sissel Gran said, “There are very few who love housework, and the hard fighting over who should care of that in a busy life can be partly blamed for living together becoming difficult.”

“Modern life is not exactly on the side of passion and romance, and the spark may soon be put out by negotiations over who should do what and when,” she concluded.



Published on Wednesday, 26th September, 2012 at 17:00 under the news category, by Nicoleta Dumitrache Sincan.

This post has the following tags: divorcenorway, houseworkarguing.





  
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