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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