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:
- 36% have sex when they're not in the mood because they "feel guilty"
- 53% keep arguing even after they start repeating themselves
- 28% currently have sex daily or at least two to three times a week
- 83% have sex when they're not in the mood "to make their partners happy"
- 76% disagreed with the statement, "The amount of sex should diminish over time"
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A few months back, Paula fessed up to ways she could make her marriage more Pareto efficient. It was a big deal because once she posted ways she could make her husband’s life better without making her life any worse, … Continue reading