A study found that long commute times can have a negative impact on marriages and relationships.
Couples who commute more than 45 minutes each day have a 40 percent higher chance of separating.
The first few years of a long-distance commute are the hardest on a couple.
Long commutes mean less time, less quality time and more stress. At the end of a long commute, the last thing any couple wants to do is talk. They want to collapse on the couch.
That lack of communication can lead to a break in the love connection which can lead to divorce.
Couples living together in cities where longer commute times are more common can tolerate the longer separation better. Couples in Los Angeles can "handle" a 90-minute commute, while New York couples can handle a 60-minute commute.
San Francisco and Chicago couples can deal with a commute of 45 minutes, while Seattle couples can handle 35 minutes. Atlanta and Denver drivers need to limit drives to 30 minutes for a good marriage.
Couples can help maintain their relationships by communicating throughout the day. Little texts or quick calls throughout the day help keep communications lines open and the connection alive.
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