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For better (for worse) : the Science of a Good Marriage / Tara Parker-Pope.
Parker-Pope, Tara.
London : Vermilion, 2010.
viii, 356 pages ; 22 cm
9780091929275 (pbk.)

009192927X (pbk.)




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Book HQ734.P242

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We've all heard the statistic: 50% of marriages end in divorce. It's enough to make many couples give up when the going gets tough. 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, she turned to some of the top biologists, neuroscientists and psychologists for the facts about marriage and divorce.

For Better (For Worse) offers page after page of astonishing, eye-opening good news. Discover:
- 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 cutting-edge psychologists to assess the probability of success
in getting married and staying married

Packed full of questionnaires to uncover your hidden feelings and tools to show how small adjustments can make a huge difference, this is the definitive guide to the most profound relationship of our lives.

Author Notes

Tara Parker-Pope is a reporter. She worked as the health columnist for The Wall Street Journal and her special report on the findings of the Women's Health Initiative earned her the Media Award from the North American Menopause Society and the Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care from the Columbia University School of Nursing. She currently writes a weekly consumer health column and daily health blog called Well for The New York Times. She regularly appears on radio and television shows including Today, Good Morning America, and CNN.

(Bowker Author Biography)