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Study: Longer commutes lead to more divorces

Cars are shown stuck in heavy traffic in Los Angeles in this undated file photo.

May 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A recently-published study could reveal why many Southern California marriages fall apart. Researchers discovered that people with longer commutes to work are more likely to get divorced.

Of the people studied, those with a 45-minute or longer commute were 40 percent more likely to divorce.

Researchers say longer commutes lead to more stress, which causes problems at home.