It's invisible. It's unconscious.
But polarity -- the play of oppositional forces -- exists everywhere in our relationship.
Take messiness. In most couples, one partner occupies the messy side of the polarity, leaving dishes in the sink and dirty laundry on the floor. The other occupies the cleanliness side, trying desperately to keep things tidy.
Take connection. In most couples, one partner is typically the glommer, the one who leans in and wants more love, attention, and time...
What's the one logistical decision that has the power to radically alter relationship satisfaction?
It's not whether or not you have kids.
It's not where you decide to live.
It's not whether you both work or whether one of you stays at home.
It's whether you hold joint or separate bank accounts.
In the United States, studies show that 43 percent of couples have only joint accounts, 34 percent have a mixture of joint and separate accounts, while 23 percent keep all of...
No, that’s not a typo.
We are actually writing a newsletter applying The 19th century German philosopher Karl Marx‘s philosophy of history to modern marriage.
Why on earth would we do such a thing? In spite of all the political baggage his "Manifesto of the Communist Party" brings, we believe that hidden deep within his theory of history lies an apolitical but profound insight about the challenges modern couples face.
At the risk of reducing the extreme complexity of Marx's...