Study: Evening stress affects husbands and wives differently

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After a long day at work, does going home make you feel better or worse? It appears the answer may be different depending on whether you're happily married and on whether you're a woman or a man.

A new study of married parents, described in this month's issue of Health Psychology, shows that women who report being in "satisfactory" marriages have less stress at the end of their work day than women who don't consider their marriage satisfactory. But it's different for men -- who report reduced stress levels at the end of the day whether their marriages are satisfactory or not.

Host Tom Crann discussed the study with Nanci Olesen, who covers family issues for Minnesota Public Radio.