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:
- 48% have sex when they're not in the mood "to earn good will"
- The hardest part about being married: 'Learning to live with another person in the house'
- 45% have sex when they're not in the mood because their spouse "deserves it"
- 56% have put on weight since they got married
- 34% keep fighting after they know they're wrong
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Sometimes I think Chris Rock and I were separated at birth. It’s like he invented Spousonomics before we did. Check out his explanation of opportunity costs and marriage. “The #1 reason your woman is so angry: You ain’t her first … Continue reading
“Let’s just say I’m not shy. And I never wear sweats.” Some might see this for what it is: Katy Perry explaining to Us Weekly how she keeps things hot between her and funny man Russell Brand. We, however, see … Continue reading
Moral hazard. You might have seen the phrase in the news recently. It’s what some people say played a massive role in the unraveling of the U.S. economy. Moral hazard is a situation in which people with insurance are tempted … Continue reading