KIRKLAND, Wash. - According to a Swedish study, couples who commute more than 45 minutes each way have a 40 percent higher chance of splitting up.
Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a sociologist at University of Washington said, "long commutes mean less time, less quality time and more stress. At the end of a long commute, the last thing any couple wants to do is talk."
The sociologist also added lack of communication leads to a break in the love connection which can lead to divorce.
The time on how long couples are willing to drive to keep their marriage going varies by city. In Denver, couples should stick to a limit of a 30-minute drive for a good marriage. Couples in cities like Los Angeles can handle up to 90 minutes and New Yorkers can tolerate 60 minutes.
Some ways the data technology company INRIX suggests to help shorten your commute include: Using a drive time index, test driving the commute and downloading a free traffic app.
Also, INRIX just released a new tool called INRIX Drive Time tool. If you are interested in downloading this tool go to www.INRIX.com for details.
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