Long Commute Increases Divorce Odds: Study

By Josh D. Simon
Updated: June 16, 2015
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Concerned that your long commute to and from work may be adding wear and tear to your car? Well, according to a new study from Sweden’s Umea University, it may also be putting a strain on your marriage and sending you on the highway towards divorce.

The study surveyed more than 2 million US adults who were either living with a partner or married, and found that 11% spent at least 90-minutes each day traveling to and from work. That part isn’t newsworthy.

However, when they looked deeper and discovered that that small 11% group was 40% more likely to split from their wife or partner – with the majority breaking up in the first one or two years.  

Also, while the researchers noted people who faced a longer commute tended to have better jobs than those who didn’t, the price – as measured by a breakdown in the relationship and the stress and potential costs of divorce – often made it a bad trade-off.

Source: http://www.newsfix.ca/2013/04/19/study-links-long-commute-to-relationship-problems-divorce/


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