Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times for their ‘Well’ column and when her marriage started to crumble she looked to science for answers. Turns out science doesn’t have conscience answers for relationship and marriage troubles.
So like any good scientist-she did some research. And For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage.
I loved her advice and the central message that there are things one can do to shore up a marriage. Things like fight fairly, no eye-rolling, celebrate the small stuff, plan for the future together and maintain healthy friendship and relationships outside of the marriage.
Parker-Pope has a witty and down-to-earth writing style. Her voice is warm, friendly and supportive. She made me believe that her advice is possible to realize in the real. Which is hard when you’re talking about 5 positive interactions to every 1 negative one.
For the whole story, check out the book. It comes highly recommended-by me.