A smart and concise guide to staying together drawing on science, expertise and years in the marital trenches to explain why marriage is better for your health, your finances, your kids and your happiness.
After covering the relationship beat for Time magazine for ten years, Austrlaian journalist Belinda Luscombe realised there was a surprisingly upbeat and little-known story to tell about the benefits of staying together for the long haul. Casting a witty, candid and probing eye on the latest behavioural science, she has written a fresh and persuasive report on the state of our unions.
Marriageology presents facts and tips, debunks myths and provides a fascinating mix of research, anecdotes and wisdom from a wide range of approaches – from how properly dividing up chores can result in a better sex life to the benefits of fighting with your spouse (though not in the car) to whether or not to tell your partner that you lost $70,000 (although that last one might just be her). The good news is that sticking together is easier than it looks.
‘Packed with data, statistics and studies, but a total page-turner, thanks not only to Luscombe’s many colourful anecdotes, but also her candid personal learnings from 25 years of marriage.’ The Times
About the Author
Belinda Luscombe has worked at Time magazine for twenty years. She has written widely about relationships, marriage, culture, parenting, and the evolving role of women in the twenty-first century. She has also written for Vogue, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Arena and many international publications. Born in Sydney, Australia, she now lives in New York City, where she has been married to an architect for twenty-eight years, which is like thirty-five in human years.