I just read about a new study which found that working moms tend to be happier in their marriage when they are dealing with a heavier workload at work.
Yep. I did a double take too. But that’s what the study of 169 couples found. Interestingly, the effect on working dads is the opposite: The more work they have, the less happy they — and their wives — are in their marriage.
The researchers suggest that one reason for working moms’ increased happiness when they work more is that their husbands pick up the slack at home. So even though they work more they have to do less at home and their work-life juggle becomes more manageable.
I’m a big skeptic about this, I have to tell you.
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