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:
- 34% keep fighting after they can't remember what they were originally fighting about
- #1 reason people don't have sex: "Too tired"
- The hardest part about being married: 'Different points of view'
- 25% ask over and over again to get what they want
- 76% disagreed with the statement, "The amount of sex should diminish over time"
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Category Archives: finances
As the April 8 deadline approaches for the government to pass a spending bill, I can’t help thinking of our own spending bill–the one that keeps growing by the day, threatening to shut down the entire economy of our marriage … Continue reading
Common Potters. Independent Operators. Sometime Sharers. When it comes to how they merge–or don’t merge–their money, every married couple falls into one of these three buckets, says Jessica Grose in today’s issue of Slate. In the first in a 5-part … Continue reading