Nothing puts a strain on a relationship quite like having a kid. But what causes some couples to break up while others manage to weather the storm wreaked by the pitter patter of tiny feet?
Researchers in Sweden analyzed data from 2012 that found as many as one in three couples with young children separates. Parents in the study were questioned at three points after the birth of their first child: 6 months old, 4 years-old, and 8 years-old.
After the four-year mark, many of the couples had split.
By comparing their answers with those of couples who stayed together, researchers came up with seven factors that ultimately drive a wedge between parents: