Category Archives: marriage

My Performance Review

Is coming up on July 5. That’s when my husband says he’s going to review my performance as a wife over the past year. I pointed out that I didn’t know ahead of time what criteria I was being judged … Continue reading

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Confessions of a DVD Dork

So a few days ago, I bought a pilates DVD. The kind you do at home. When you have no life. Or two kids. Buying the video bummed me out. Continue reading

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New Study Finds My Husband’s… RIGHT?

I hate new studies. I read about them all the time. “New study finds nice people are secretly mean!” “New study finds married people die younger!” “New study finds you suck!” You know what I’m talking about. So I really … Continue reading

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Economists in Love: Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers have a lot in common. They are professors at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. They write cool academic papers (seriously) about marriage and divorce, among other topics. And they have a daughter, … Continue reading

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Moms in Love: Rebecca Woolf

Rebecca Woolf isn’t an economist, but we love her approach to marriage. She’s realistic, romantic, and practical in how she handles the road bumps along the way (or what she calls, “speeding tickets”). Woolf blogs about life, love, family, dogs, … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Chris Rock!

In honor of this most romantic of days, here’s a clip of Chris Rock to remind you why you got married in the first place. Of course, you’ll also learn some economics when Chris talks about adverse selection, a kind of … Continue reading

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Sick Kids & Thinking at the Margin

. On December 1st, my two-year-old came down with a nasty virus. Not your run-of the mill holiday snot-fest, but an 8-day, fever of 103 and cough-until-you-vomit virus. All our Christmas plans  - caroling, Christmas tree lightings, hot chocolate and … Continue reading

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Gut Check on Your Marriage

Blogher picked up our post on graphing efficiency in marriage. Looking at it again I realize that lately my husband and I have both been putting a lot of time into working. Working at work, working at home, working on … Continue reading

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It Is a Competition

Here’s how my husband explained what happened last night. He thinks he got the last word.

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Work vs. Marriage

In today’s Juggle, the Wall Street Journal’s work and family blog, I write about a woman named Ifeyinwa Offor Walker. Ms. Walker quit her job not to raise a child or travel the world or care for a sick relative–she … Continue reading

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