What you don’t know about marriage (Jenna McCarthy)

An interesting talk that I come across today while browsing on TED to write up my next movie review.

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This talk is a follow up prediction of marriage that will either end up happy or divorced from different perspective based on other studies about marriages such as whether:

  • the wife is thinner than her husband
  • did they smile in their childhood photographs
  • the husbands participate in household chores
  • they watched romance film (comparison)
  • wife winning Oscars
  • the couple’s close friends were divorced

This talk points out other possible factors that could lead to unhappy marriage indicating that there are many other ways that could cause an unhappy marriage but also how some of these studies are flawed in their methodologies.

About Jenna McCarthy (source from TED)

Jenna McCarthy is the author of If It Was Easy They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living With and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married. Her past books include The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties and Cheers to the New Mom/Cheers to the New Dad, as well as the upcoming companion books Big Rigs for Moms and Tea Parties for Dads.


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