Divorce rates are far higher among “modern” couples who share the housework than in those where the woman does the lion’s share of the chores, a Norwegian study has found.
There we have it, if you want the bloke to bugger off get him mopping.
The actual report posits that it’s a little different. Those couples who do share the chores tend to be those who view marriage in a less traditional manner: traditional here including the idea that it’s for life. Further, chores tend to be shared in two career families, two careers being what gives the financial ability to divorce without too, too much financial pain.
Sadly, they haven’t tested the most obvious of theses. That wifey sweating away in a maid’s outfit increases the connubial bliss of the partnership. Perhaps a research grant could be obtained to explore this?