Friday, April 10, 2009

Secret to marital bliss? Don't have kids

Couples' satisfaction declines after birth of first child, eight-year study finds
An eight-year study of 218 couples found 90 percent experienced a decrease in marital satisfaction once the first child was born.

"Couples who do not have children also show diminished marital quality over time," says Scott Stanley, research professor of psychology at University of Denver. "However, having a baby accelerates the deterioration, especially seen during periods of adjustment right after the birth of a child."
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Attract Wealth said...

i came across this study the other day. I am a 28 year old female who was always on the fence about children and lately I have been making serious strides to figure out my life and take deliberate action to improve it. For the first time, I have been able to admit that I am not on the fence but in fact desire to remain childfree. Will I change my mind someday? Anything is possible but as of now, I have no intention to have children. The next day I read about this study and i felt like it was a sign from the universe that i am being true to me! I enjoyed many of your posts on here.