In what’s been called “the richest, most detailed, most complete database of middle-class family living in the world,” a team of UCLA researchers spent years shadowing LA families to understand what made new families work. Beyond sex and fidelity, by far the most important ingredient for success is — apparently — how well couples share household chores. No, seriously. Couples that divvy chores according to interests and strengths are more prone to spontaneously chip in, refer to each other as “we” and seldom adopt antagonizing language and behaviors. Not surprisingly, the subject of whether or not sex is a “chore” for any of these couples went untouched.
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