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
- The hardest part about being married: 'Negotiating different goals'
- 48% have sex when they're not in the mood "to earn good will"
- 75% have sex when they're not in the mood because they "expect to enjoy it anyway"
- 42% regret being too honest with their spouses
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Category Archives: transparency
They’re not always the same, and that sometimes drives my husband batty. I tell him I’m not alone, that economists even have a name for this: revealed vs. stated preferences, the former being what our behavior says about what we … Continue reading
We dig transparency. It greases the wheels of capitalism and keeps many marriages humming along beautifully. Which is why we love this post by Jenny Rosenstrach on her excellent blog, Dinner, A Love Story. She kicked off 2011 by writing her … Continue reading