Study: The Bigger Mom’s Workload, the Better the Marriage?

A four-year study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that while increases in husbands’ workloads didn’t do much for marital satisfaction, increased workloads for wives did elevate the reports of marital satisfaction. Why? “One reason may be that when working moms’ workloads increase, their husbands tend to help out more at home,” the Wall Street Journal’s blog The Juggle reported. That help, “may liberate wives from some of the burdens of juggling the two worlds of work and family life, increasing their satisfaction with the marriage,” the study said. (June 2011)


that sounds right to me. my husband helps more if I'm not at home and it gives me a break to get out and then we're not at each other's throats and blaming each other as much.