Kids or no kids – what makes you happier?

Couples without children are more satisfied with their relationships than couples with kids, a new study conducted at the Open University in Britain suggests.

The study on relationships and kids

A study of more than 5000 adults found that childless couples have happier marriages and feel more valued in their relationships, reports The Guardian.

However, it is interesting to note that women without children were the least happy with their lives overall, and that mothers were ultimately happier than any other group – even if they had troubles in their relationships.

Yet fathers were twice as likely as mothers to report a lack of sexual intimacy as the biggest concern in their relationship.

Findings also showed that important factors in keeping a relationship healthy included saying thank you and giving compliments.

The research involved interviews and surveys with couples of all ages, statuses, and sexual orientation over a two-year period.