7 Tips for a Happy Marriage, All Backed By Science



Tara Parker-Pope, a writer for the New York Times, has a new book out called For Better in which she uses various scientific evidence and studies to outline a course for a happy marriage based on all those findings. Because numbers don’t lie, I guess, even when it comes to something as emotional as marriage!

Well helpfully, this article breaks down the seven main prescriptions in the book, highlighting everything from how important it is to celebrate the good stuff in marriage to how important it is to have regular sex—and includes the (interesting!) scientific references that make each point sound really convincing.

(Obviously, the study we referenced this morning concerning long commutes destroying marriages must not have been out yet at the time of publication, or we assume it would have been the eighth point.)

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