Happy couples travel in the same direction

Couples are happier with their marriage if they commute in the same direction to work, as though it activates the metaphorical sense that they are heading in the same direction.

That is the finding of a new study discussed on our Research Digest blog.

Often this is hard to achieve if the couple have children and the female, if it is a traditional marriage, stays at home to create a loving environment for them. Very often no employment of a suitable nature can be found by the female and this causes great grievances by the time the children are left school and have often got better work circumstances than their mother. Often the mother is shunned completely and is very undervalued by her family and society.