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My loves! How could I divorce this? My husband and I were watching TV (not getting romantic) and saw a snippet for an upcoming news segment about how the divorce rate for parents of twins is higher. We glanced at each other with an uh-oh look and then I strapped into My Breast Friend to prepare for a tandem feeding.
A couple of days later, Jeanne sent me this article with some stats on how twin parents are more likely to break up so I saw it as a sign -- MUST read ... and maybe shut off that TV and have sex with my husband.
But it wasn't lack of getting it on that lead to the big D-word -- it was the F-word. Yep. Finances.
This study, straight out of Britain, says that money (or lack of it) is to blame for twin parent breakups. Sixty-two percent of parents of twins were having financial issues compared to 40 percent of other parents.
We go through 100 diapers every three days. Plus more laundry. Plus childcare. Plus my raging appetite since I'm nursing two at a time. (Okay, scratch that last one.)
Moms of multiples were also less likely to return to work. My friend who has triplets left her job to be one of the hardest working stay-at-home moms I know.
I can't help but think that this study can be true for any parents who have more than one child, particularly two or more still in diapers. And then I read that 28 percent of parents of twins are broken up, compared to 24 percent of parents of singletons.
Four percent? Psshaw!
Divorce is not imminent! Or even probable. The odds are in my favor! And I'm sure more sweet loving will certainly help keep me and the hubs close. Money schmoney.
Jeanne did tell me her grandparents had twins and they are very much still together. That's my goal.
Do you worry about divorce? Are you a parent of multiples?