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Too Tired for Sex?

Survey Findings

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In June, 2001, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development surveyed managers who worked more than 48 hours per week. The survey revealed that there are a great many married couples who are just too tired to have sex.

Survey Findings

  • Nearly 1/3 admitted that work-related tiredness caused their sex life to suffer.
  • 14% reported a loss of, or reduced, libido.
  • Most self-described workaholics who participated in the survey were male, middle-aged, and married.
  • Average income was put at 32,000 pounds ($47,020).
  • The respondents generally had spouses who also worked.
  • 70% of partners reported their spouse was even too tired to talk.
  • 54% of partners said their sex life was suffering due to their spouse's long hours at work.
  • 43% admitted to being fed up with having to shoulder most of the household chores.
  • 42% believed their long work hours was the cause of arguments at home.
  • One in three shared feelings of guilt about "missing out on their children growing up."
  • Many admitted to having made mistakes at work.
  • More than half believed they didn't have balance in their lives.

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