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: 'I can't do everything I want when I want to'
- 49% use praise to get what they want
- 45% have sex when they're not in the mood because their spouse "deserves it"
- 15% point out that their friends' spouses are better
- 83% have sex when they're not in the mood "to make their partners happy"
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Category Archives: marriage
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
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
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
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
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
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
. 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
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
Here’s how my husband explained what happened last night. He thinks he got the last word.