More and more Capitol Hill lawmakers are commuting to Washington instead of moving their wives and families to DC. Besides the obvious strain on family and relationships, not to mention cases of infidelity, what fascinates me is that, believe it or not, leaving spouses and family behind is impacting bipartisan efforts in Washington, and not for good.
NPR’s The Takeaway ran an interesting report on this trend, which actually isn’t new, but has historic roots.
Lisa Miller’s Newsweek article that prompted this interview is: The Commuter Congress
Yet another piece of evidence that men and women need each other. It seems a Blessed Alliance in the marriages of our leaders might make things work better in our government.