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Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

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Norwegian Study: Marriages are stronger with traditional arrangements.
Devin Foley | March 9, 2016

A while back, Medical Daily reported on a Norwegian study of couples to see “how married and cohabiting men and women divided housework and childcare throughout various life stages.” It might make a few heads explode.

“Couples may be better off living in a ‘traditional’ household where women do all the housework if they want to stay together, according to a report from the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science.”

The reason why the study came to that conclusion is up for debate, though.

“Researchers did not find an association between a traditional share of housework (women do most of the work) and a lower risk of divorce — but they did report untraditional couples had a greater risk for divorce. Men who did as much or more of the housework were more likely to get divorced than couples where the woman did most of the housework over a period of four years.