Thursday, December 14, 2006

For about half of Aussie couples, marriage satisfaction goes down under after having a kid

Study: Marriage declines after child
BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- About half of all Australian couples report a significant decline in satisfaction in their relationships after they have a child, a study finds.

Not particularly shocking, but nice to see it announced for the whole world to see.

Less sleep, less time, less money, less privacy, and a complete change on how the people in the couple view each other.

Oh, and let's also throw in the fact that one of the parents may not have actually wanted a child.

Yeah, that's a prescription for "bringing a couple closer together" right there.

Look, I realize that some couples (both members) do want kids, and having kids is right for them. But it's not all of them, and it's also not all of them who say they are one of them. Especially if one of the two is talking it up bigtime, and the other isn't saying much, or is clearly browbeaten into towing the line.

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