Having children does make us happier

Survey finds three really is the magic number when it comes to children

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When you’re struggling with sleepless nights and dirty nappies, make sure you thank your lucky stars for your children, as new research has shown you’re happier when you become a parent – but only if you’re married first. 

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The survey from Glasgow University looked at a massive 90,000 mums and dads and found that marriages became happier with the arrival of a baby to the family.

But if you’re not hitched and just living together, the survey suggests a new baby leads to discontent between couples, and concluded the birth of a child is viewed as more of a problem to an unmarried pair or single parent, rather than a blessing.

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Do you agree with the survey that kids make for happier parents? And if you’re an unmarried – and happy – parent, let us know below…

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