Modern Marriage: 'I Like Hugs. I Like Kisses. But What I Really Love is Help with the Dishes.'

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


07/19/2007 - For anyone trying to figure out what makes for a successful marriage nowadays, the scrap of doggerel in the title of this report isn't a bad place to start.

According to a new Pew Research Center survey of American adults, "sharing household chores" now ranks third in importance on a list of nine items often associated with successful marriages – well ahead of such staples as adequate income, good housing, common interests and shared religious beliefs. Well ahead, even, of children (for more on attitudes about marriage and parenthood, see the Pew Research Center report "As Marriage and Parenthood Drift Apart, Public Is Concerned about Social Impact").

Read the full article Modern Marriage: "I Like Hugs. I Like Kisses. But What I Really Love is Help with the Dishes." at the Pew Research Center Web site.

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