The research says childless couples reported having happier, more fulfilling relationships than those with children.
Significantly, the study claims those without kids said they felt more “valued” by their partners than those with families.
The work is seen as important because the of the sample size. There were over 5,000 people of all genders, orientations, and in both married and unmarried relationships taking part.
Other interesting takeaways come from how a couple’s time is spent.
Childless couples reported spending more time working in and maintaining their partner.
More dates nights, more communication rather than 8 PM exhaustion from the rigors of dinner, soccer practice and homework.
But The Telegraph says families can take heart in knowing they still hit a home run in at least one category.
The happiest group in the entire study was mothers, even if their spousal relationships were lacking.
On the flip side, women without kids were the least happy.
Those results were 180 degrees when applied to men with the happier group being those who were childless.
Through it all the research showed no matter where you are in your life there are two words that mean the most.
Saying “thank you,” was seen as the keystone of strong relationships.