It may sound a bit misogynistic, but results of a recent sociological survey appear to support a point of view secretly shared by many adult men: that living together for Women and men results in greater stress and emotional strain for those once referred to as 'lords of creation.'

As reported by Daily Mail, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Bar-Ilan University in Israel have found that women are more difficult than men to get along with when it comes to sharing a home.

Published in the American Sociological Review, the Study involved a total of 1,100 respondents ranging in age from their early 20s to 70s and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, with about half of them being women.

They commented on about 12 thousand relationships involving cohabitation of both sexes in one household, including living together with mothers, sisters, and wives. It turned out that the sound majority of participants believed that cohabitation with family members among men is easier than among women. The latter were disproportionately thought of as peevish as they are believed to be more emotional and prone to getting irritated easily.

Women seen difficult because they whine, nag and control

According to the bulk of all responses, wives, sisters and mothers have a propensity to become the most difficult people in their relatives lives. Accused of making up the lion's share of whining, nagging and controlling in relationships, female family members were often labeled as difficult because they are usually heavily emotionally invested in lives of their male counterparts.

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In a nutshell,15 percent of relationships surveyed which involved female relatives turned out to be difficult for cohabitants. At the same time, sharing home with friends was found difficult only in seven percent of all cases. In general, friends were ranked as the least difficult people to live with when most common types of cohabitation were discussed.

Nathan Yau, a US statistician provided in 2016, an insight into the fifty most common types of family in contemporary North America. According to his findings, a traditional nuclear family - a married couple living with their children these days occurred in only about a half the cases studied. Other reported types of cohabitation involved configurations previously uncommon, such as three unrelated heterosexual people renting an apartment together.