Women work harder in relationships: Meryl Streep

London: Actress Meryl Streep believes women work more to keep relationships happy than men because they "want them to work".

The 63-year-old insists ladies invest time and effort into their marriages and romances because they don`t want their relationships to fail, whereas guys tend to go with the flow when it comes to their love lives.

"Women have their antennae up more. It is all self-preservation, they want the relationship to work," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Streep as saying.

"Women make a religion of relationships. They study how to make them work, while men do not, as a generalisation," she added.