For Better : How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: Plume

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"The most credible and interesting marital self-help book of all time." - Newsweek Tara Parker-Pope's Well column in The New York Timeshas made her one of the most popular and e-mailed journalists in the nation. In this eye-opening-and ultimately optimistic-look at marriage today, Parker-Pope reveals the heart behind the statistics to bust the myths and share the true secrets to marital happiness. Among her surprising findings: " most marriages today are succeeding " newlywed couples who don't fight are at a higher risk for divorce than those who do " how couples divide household chores influences how often they have sex Whatever their stage of life or marital status, readers will be fascinated and buoyed by this classic in the making.

Author Biography

Tara Parker-Pope, who writes the "Well" blog for The New York Times, is one of the newspaper's most popular and most e-mailed journalists. She appears regularly on radio and television, including Today, Good Morning America, and CNN. Parker-Pope lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Scientific Study of Marriagep. 1
For Betterp. 7
For Better or for Worse: Sizing Up Modern Marriagep. 9
Forsaking All Others: The Science of Commitmentp. 22
To Love and to Cherish: Flirting, Attraction, and Chemical Passionp. 47
The Science of Sex: What Really Happens in the Marriage Bedp. 73
In Sickness and in Health: How Does Marriage Impact Your Health?p. 93
For Worse (But You Want It to Be Better)p. 121
The Science of Your Marriage: Diagnosing the Health of a Relationshipp. 123
The Science of Conflict: Marital Spats and the Rules of Engagementp. 144
The Science of Parenting: How to Care for Your Marriage and Your Kidsp. 164
The Chore Wars: The Science of Houseworkp. 192
For Richer or for Poorer: When Money Problems Become Marriage Problemsp. 210
From This Day Forwardp. 229
Your Better Half: Overcoming Gender Roles and Power Strugglesp. 231
To Have and to Hold: Assessing Your Risk for Divorcep. 251
The Science of a Good Marriage: A Prescription for Marital Healthp. 270
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
The For Better Workbook: Quizzes and Exercises to Help You Rate Your Relationshipp. 295
Notesp. 329
Indexp. 349
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