Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And Baby Makes Three?

An interesting study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago reveals that a couple's marriage may depend on the decision to have a baby.

Psychologists followed 96 couples for six years after having their first baby. All felt an increase in tension during the first 18 months. But after that those that both wanted a child slowly returned to the same levels of marital bliss they enjoyed before the baby.

On the other hand, if even one parent had misgivings about the baby, the couples generally wound up separating or divorcing before the child was old enough to enter kindergarten.

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