People say that children are the bond between a couple's emotional life, but the results of an 8-year survey by American researchers are surprising.
Researchers have found that 90% of couples experience a decrease in marital satisfaction after the birth of their first child.
The University of Denver in the United States followed up 218 couples with funding from the National Institutes of Health.
The survey results show that after the birth of their first child, the vast majority of couples feel a change in their lives, including changes in family financial expenses and marital life, with 90% of couples experiencing a decrease in marital satisfaction.
On the 10th, the Daily Mail of the UK quoted psychologist Scott Stanley from the University of Denver as reporting that the above results do not mean that without children, one will not experience a "downturn" in their relationship, but this trough comes relatively late.
Couples without children may feel a decline in marital quality after a period of time. However, the presence of children can accelerate this process, which is particularly evident during the adjustment period after the birth of a child, "Stanley said.
The survey results were published in the American Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.