Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Treating your relationship like a lab rat isn’t as weird as it sounds. You track what happens, learn from your mistakes, and improve over time. As nerdy as it sounds, you can improve your chances at love by paying attention to what you’re doing right in the quest for love…and what you’re doing wrong.
In today’s episode, we start by revealing some of our more geeky relationship rules, lessons we’ve learned through trial and error:
- Our annual love contract
- Why we ask the hard questions of each other BEFORE the shit hits the fan
- How we used a pen and paper to save our marriage
But First, a Word from Our Sponsor
Weird to think that a book can talk, huh? But this one does! Or at least it will when we’re finished recording the audiobook version. Until then, you can get the full scoop on how we turned our failing marriage around and laid the groundwork that made everything else – the travel, the books, the house in Spain – even remotely possible. Find out every juicy detail in our book, Married with Luggage: What We Learned About Love by Traveling the World.
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About Our Guest
Ty Tashiro’s first book, The Science of Happily Ever After, is about how the latest social science can help people choose a great romantic partner. In the book, he explains why enduring love is so difficult to find and how applying cutting edge social science can help people find a love story that ends happily ever after.
We caught up with Ty just before his TED Talk in NY, and you’ve probably seen him quoted in a flurry of articles online about love lately. This guy is popular, and there is a good reason why. Find out more about Ty Tashiro and his fascinating work at his website, or click over here to buy his book, The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love.
Listen to the Show
On next week’s show, we’ll be talking to the couple behind OneExtraordinaryMarriage.com about how to bring about dramatic change to your relationship with a series of challenges. It’s a great conversation, and you won’t want to miss it!