(CBS) Married parents are worrying too much about their bedroom being cleaned rather than what actually needs to go on in the bedroom to maintain a successful marriage and healthy sex life, according to a recent survey.
Cozi, the No. 1 online and mobile family calendar and organization service, conducted a relationship survey to find out what makes married couples put love on the back burner. With Valentine's Day around the corner, hopefully the study's findings will show there's still time to make it right.
So what did the study find?
According to Cozi, 54 percent of married parents estimate that about half or more than half of their time with their spouse is spent talking about family logistics.
Nearly a third of married parents cite scheduling and household responsibilities as the most common cause of argument with their spouse.
More than half (51 percent) of respondents agree or strongly agree that the degree to which they successfully communicate strongly impacts their sex life.
The survey also suggests that parents are losing quality time with their children - 40 percent of married parents estimate that more than half of their time with their children is spent clarifying information about scheduling, nagging them to do various chores and discussing various logistical issues.
These findings, beg to ask, does poor communication ultimately lead to divorce?
If the study is any indication - nearly one in five respondents stated they have considered divorce as a result of communication problems, there's a chance that it could.
What can parents do to avoid this from happening?
• Let the online calendar do the talking.
• Break free from repeat conversations.
• Hold a weekly family meeting.
• Empower the kids.
• Choose a number of activities that is right for your kids and family.
"Managing multiple schedules, lists, doctor's appointments and other family to-do's can be overwhelming for any family - especially for spouses," says Robbie Cape, co-founder and CEO of Cozi. "We've seen that chaos infringes upon family happiness. Fortunately, there are resources like Cozi that not only help busy families better manage and organize their day-to-day family life, but also enhance their communication to bring them even closer."