Now, to be honest, I haven’t read the book yet.Â Can’t wait to though.Â In the meantime, a great review on Salon.com gives us a peek into the book, written by Tara Parker-Pope.Â The book is called
According to the article and other reviews, Parker-Pope has done a great job of combing the research to lay certain myths to rest, especially the one that says 50% of all marriages are doomed to end in divorce.Â Instead she reports that the percentage varies based on a number of factors, for example
“The 20-year divorce rate for couples who got married
in the 1980s is actually around 19 percent.”
Well now, that’s refreshing isn’t it?Â Reminds me how often we take what we hear too literally.Â Now one idea mentioned in the Times article did jump out and slap me in the face:Â the results of research does suggest if you or your partner snores (and it bothers the other), it could create a big drain on your relationship.Â Reminded me of catching part of the TV show ‘The Marriage Ref’ last week where the wife snored and wouldn’t admit it, even though it was obviously having a very detrimental effect on the couple’s relationship.
I hope you’ll read the book and comment here on your thoughts.
I especially look forward to any references to marriage equality and/or gay marriage in the book.Â I know Parker-Pope makes a comment in the review about the high breakup rate in the early years, amongst gay and lesbian couples, which she seems to attribute not to anything wrong with gay couples, but to not having enough ties that bind.Â Hmmm…..