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

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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 Times has 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.

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We've all heard the statistic: Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. It's enough to make many couples give up when the going gets rough, thinking that's what everybody else does. But what if it weren't true? What if, in fact, it's not only possible but often easier than you think to save a seemingly troubled relationship? These are the questions leading New York Times blogger Tara Parker-Pope asked herself after her own divorce. An investigative journalist on the health and wellness beat, she turned to some of the top biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and other scientists for the facts about marriage and divorce. Those facts were more positive and provocative than she'd ever expected, and For Better offers page after page of astonishing, eye-opening good news. Parker-Pope presents the science behind why some marriages work and others don't; the biology behind why some spouses cheat and others remain faithful; the best diagnostic tools created by the most cutting-edge psychologists to assess the probability of success in getting married, staying married, or remarrying. There are questionnaires to uncover potentially damaging hidden attitudes toward spouses. There are tools to show the impact of routine, fresh activity and how small adjustments can make a huge difference. Tara Parker-Pope's genius is for exploring the science behind the big issues that affect our lives every day and translating that science into advice that we can use - every day. For Better is the definitive guide to the most profound relationship of our lives.

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Tara Parker-Pope has also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Charlie Rose, and numerous National Public Radio shows.

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