A note from Married with Luggage: we are taking the month of August to enjoy visiting Galicia, Spain. We’re housesitting in a motorhome and decided to leave our microphone behind. Instead we are sharing a few of our most popular episodes of the last 2.5 years. Whether you are listening for the first time or have been here since the beginning, we hope you enjoy the show.
Listen to the Show
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
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.
This Week’s 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.
NY Times bestselling author Ingrid Ricks writes: “I was so inspired reading Married with Luggage that midway through, I asked my husband if he would read it next (something I’ve rarely done with a book).”
We hope you enjoyed that peek into the archive. Next week we’re looking back at Betsy’s first foray into the romance novel business. (Her second book, English Ivy, published last weekend!) Find out more at betsytalbot.com/books. And remember, you can listen to all 125 episodes of the Married with Luggage podcast any time at MarriedwithLuggage.com or on iTunes.