Can working longer hours affect relationship happiness?

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It's a common belief that working longer hours can only cause problems in your relationship …

New research, however, has shown that there is no link between working long hours and an unhappy relationship, and in fact even the opposite might be true.

A team of researchers studied 285 couples in which both partners were pursuing their careers to look at a possible negative effect of long working hours on their relationships. The majority of the participants worked as academics at a university, with the remaining participants working in academic professions such as teaching or law or in managerial or technical positions such as IT consultant or engineer.

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