It's Not You, It's the Dishes (originally published as Spousonomics): How to Minimize Conflict and Maximize Happiness in Your Relationship

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 12, 2012 - Self-Help - 368 pages
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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 canít remember when you last had it. Come to think of it, youíre 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. Itís Not You, Itís the Dishes is a clear-eyed, rational route to demystifying your disagreements and improving your relationship. Smart, funny, deeply researched, and refreshingly realistic, Itís Not You, Itís the Dishes cuts through the noise of emotions, egos, and tired relationship clichťs to solve the age-old riddle of a happy, healthy marriage.

Originally published as Spousonomics

  

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Contents

DIVISION OF LABOR
3
LOSS AERSON
37
SUPPLY AND DEMAND
70
MORAL HAZARD
100
INCENTIVES
132
TRADEOFFS
161
AYMMETPlClNFOPMATlON
192
lNTElQTEMPORAL CllOlCE
221
BUBBLES
248
lO GAME THEORY
285
Acknowledgments
313
Image Credits
327
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