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The longer your work hours, the worse your relationship?
The role of selective optimization with compensation in the associations of working time with relationship satisfaction and self-disclosure in dual-career couples

Dana Unger, Sabine Sonnentag, Cornelia Niessen and Angela Kuonath
Human Relations 2015 68(12): 1889–1912. First published June 11, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0018726715571188

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