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:
- 49% use incentives to get their spouses to do things
- #2 reason people don't have sex: "Not in the mood"
- 71% sometimes feel like like "it's a losing battle" when they fight with their spouses
- 83% have sex when they're not in the mood "to make their partners happy"
- 53% watch TV shows discussing other people's sex lives
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According to this item, supermodel Stephanie Seymour and polo-playing Peter Brant have called off nasty divorce proceedings which have included allegations of “infidelity, unfit parenting and drug use”. Seymour returned a Navajo blanket to Brant, a blanket he cherished, and somewhere in that kind act, they realized thing had gotten totally out of control.
Did you jump into marriage without a thought? Had not a single doubt? Saw no difference between saying I Do to a lifetime of monogamy and saying it to a shoe salesman? If so, stop reading. If not, if you’re … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking lately about this concept of status quo bias, our tendency to strongly prefer the here and now and to dread change–so much so that we’ll avoid making difficult decisions altogether. Any change from the status quo can … Continue reading