One of the most delightful, clever and helpful books about marriage I’ve ever seen.- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and CommittedThe book is grounded in solid research, makes economics entertaining, and might just save a marriage or two.- Bloomberg NewsA convincing and creative case for how the dismal science can help reconcile marital disputes.- Washington PostThe more you think about it, the more it makes perfect sense.- Sunday TimesPractical, compelling, and often hilarious...The minute I finished the book, I started to experiment on my husband.- Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
Results From Our SurveyWhat we heard from the more than 1,100 people who took our Exhaustive, Groundbreaking and Very Expensive Marriage Survey:
- The hardest part about being married: 'Negotiating different goals'
- 83% have sex when they're not in the mood "to make their partners happy"
- 34% keep fighting after they know they're wrong
- #3 reason people don't have sex: "Angry"
- 36% have sex when they're not in the mood because they "feel guilty"
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Author Archives: Paula
It’s Not You It’s the Dishes Contest OFFICIAL RULES 1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. It’s Not You It’s the Dishes Contest … Continue reading
…To give us some advice. Our book is out today, and to celebrate, we’re having a contest! Here are the facts: The prize: A couple’s massage. Not from us–from actual professionals at Bliss or the closest cool spa to your … Continue reading
Now that we have two kids, both still in diapers, and my maternity leave is over, everything is different. Nivi and I race out the door in the morning and race back home at the end of the day. Every … Continue reading
I wrote a book filled with advice about how to have a great and lasting marriage. It’s a pretty good book, and if you don’t own it, you should click here and buy it right now. But let’s be honest, … Continue reading
Interesting take on relationships and habits by our friend Charlie Duhigg, author of the bestselling Power of Habit. Women turn to bad habits when they’re stressed, men when they see a line of cocaine. Obviously! For women, exposure to stress-related … Continue reading
My friend Jessie Knadler is really the best wife in the world. Her memoir, Rurally Screwed, just came out, and I highly recommend it. You might learn to be a great wife, too. She’s married to a guy named Jake. Jake … Continue reading
Thought you were going to Spousonomics.com? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. The paperback edition of our book–out June 12!–simply has a new name. And a new look. And new and improved features. We’ll still be talking about … Continue reading
Jenny and I have been pushing this advice for years. Some people think we’re nuts. But we know we’re right. Why stay up late making each other more miserable when you can get a good night’s sleep and probably feel … Continue reading