Study: Middle-Aged Couples Want More Time with Spouse

Study: Middle-Aged Couples Want More Time with Spouse

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PROVO, Utah (KSL News Services) -- BYU researchers have set out to find what baby boomers biggest problems and complaints are now that they're married.

Fighting over money or intimate relationship problems always seemed to be the worst problems in marriages but a new BYU study found the biggest complaint among middle aged couples was a lack of time together.

Sherie Christensen, a family clinician and co-author of the study, says they were surprised by the answer. ”For a third couples, which is quite a bit for an opened ended question like that, they said wanted to spend more time with either their spouse or their family.”

Christensen says this means couples need to focus more on prioritizing together time. ”Teach couples how to better work together and spend more time with each other and prioritize. For premarital couples it’s even important as well to say look this is what the research is showing is going to be a big issue for you in the future.”

The study was conducted to help deal with problems facing the baby boomers that are now in the middle-aged stage of life.

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