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Study: long commute may be destroying your marriage

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If it takes you or your spouse 45 minutes or more to get to work be careful -- your long daily drive may be affecting your relationship.

New research shows a long commute means your marriage is 40 percent more likely to fail.

Swedish researchers looked at couples from 1995 to 2005 for the study.

They found that men who have a long commute are more likely than long-traveling women to bail on a relationship and that a breakup is more likely to happen in the initial years of commuting.

Now, if you and your partner can stay together for five years of commuting, you're significantly more likely to be together for good.

The average commute in the U.S. is 25 minutes.

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