Kids Can Take a Toll on Marital Happiness

pregnantHaving children comes with a cost and it’s not only financial, according to a new study that found 90% of couples experienced decreased marital satisfaction after the first child’s birth.

Researchers from the University of Denver and Texas A&M University studied 218 couples for eight years and found that even though childless couples also show diminished marital bliss over time, those with children had an accelerated decline — particularly during adjustment to parenthood right after the birth.

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