It's Not You, It's the Dishes

It's Not You, It's the Dishes

How to Minimize Conflict and Maximize Happiness in your Relationship

Book - 2012
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Random House, Inc.

Your marriage is fine, right? Sure, there are showdowns over who unloads more dishes, and some simmering discontent over who drives more car pools, cleans more dust bunnies, and keeps the social wheels of your existence greased. The sex is good, though you can’t remember when you last had it. Come to think of it, you’re plagued by a nagging sense that marriage used to be so much more fun. Marriage can be a mysterious, often irrational business. But the key, propose Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson in this incomparable and engaging book, is to think like an economist. We all have limited time, money, and energy, but we must allocate these resources efficiently. It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes is a clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship. Smart, funny, deeply researched, and refreshingly realistic, It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes cuts through the noise of emotions, egos, and tired relationship clichés to solve the age-old riddle of a happy, healthy marriage.
 
Originally published as Spousonomics



Baker & Taylor
Outlines an approach to relationships grounded in economic theory that challenges popular beliefs while explaining how strategies in such areas as comparative advantage, resource allocation, and incentives can revitalize a marriage.

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012, c2011
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780385343954
0385343957
Characteristics: xxiv, 340 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Jenny 1972-
Alternative Title: It is not you, it is the dishes

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