Husbands who are close to their in-laws - and, yes, that does include your mother-in-law - are far less likely to divorce.
Researchers have found that after 16 years of marriage men who make the effort with them have a 20 per cent higher chance of staying wed.
In a surprising contrast, in cases where the wife is close to her in-laws, the couple have a 20 per cent higher chance of breaking up.
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