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

ISBN-10: 0452297109
ISBN-13: 9780452297104
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tara Parker-Pope
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Description: "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  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

"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.

Tara Parker-Pope is a reporter. She worked as the health columnist for The Wall Street Journal and her special report on the findings of the Women's Health Initiative earned her the Media Award from the North American Menopause Society and the Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care from the Columbia University School of Nursing. She currently writes a weekly consumer health column and daily health blog called Well for The New York Times. She regularly appears on radio and television shows including Today, Good Morning America, and CNN.

Introduction: The Scientific Study of Marriage
For Better
For Better or for Worse: Sizing Up Modern Marriage
Forsaking All Others: The Science of Commitment
To Love and to Cherish: Flirting, Attraction, and Chemical Passion
The Science of Sex: What Really Happens in the Marriage Bed
In Sickness and in Health: How Does Marriage Impact Your Health?
For Worse (But You Want It to Be Better)
The Science of Your Marriage: Diagnosing the Health of a Relationship
The Science of Conflict: Marital Spats and the Rules of Engagement
The Science of Parenting: How to Care for Your Marriage and Your Kids
The Chore Wars: The Science of Housework
For Richer or for Poorer: When Money Problems Become Marriage Problems
From This Day Forward
Your Better Half: Overcoming Gender Roles and Power Struggles
To Have and to Hold: Assessing Your Risk for Divorce
The Science of a Good Marriage: A Prescription for Marital Health
Acknowledgments
The For Better Workbook: Quizzes and Exercises to Help You Rate Your Relationship
Notes
Index

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