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Norwegian Study Concludes Couples Who Share Housework More Likely to Divorce

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For at least a generation, the roles of ‘traditional’ marriage in the United States have been changing.  Gone are the days where the husband goes off to work and the wife stays home and keeps the house and manages the children.  These days, both parents tend to work full time and both parents tend to share the duties around the home.  While most people consider this progress and simply a fair way to live, a controversial new study from Norway contradicts these beliefs.

Specifically, a study that was recently released after being completed by Norwegian researchers showed that couples who shared the household chores evenly were 50 percent more likely to divorce than those couples where the wife handles the home and the husband handles the work and income.  The study has led to stunned reactions from experts and many different efforts to explain this possibility so that it makes sense to those who see it.

The theories that have been offered include that which centers on the fact that women are more likely to be working these days, which naturally means that there’s more sharing of work around the home.  This also means that women are more independent and are more likely to see divorce as a viable option as opposed to years ago.  In addition, these loosely defined roles can lead to ambiguity and more conflict in the home overall.

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Clearly, this study is not one that should mean that men should demand that their wives do all of the housework, but it does present a different sociological perspective on the institution of marriage.  The fact of the matter is that marriages end for many different reasons, and those who face this situation need to take steps to make sure that their legal rights are protected.

If you are facing the possibility of a divorce, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.