Marina Adshade

Economist, Writer, and Speaker | Women, sex, love, and work

Tag: divorce (Page 1 of 3)

More or Less: Why are Lesbians More Likely to Divorce than Gay Men?

BBC’s More or Less wanted to know why 74% of the same sex divorces in the UK are in marriages between two women. I don’t have the complete answer to this question – there is a very serious lack of data. But I have some theories I was happy to share with Tim Harford. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/w3cswk2w

The One Question You Should Ask Your Spouse

Here is a question you might never want to ask the person you love (but that maybe you should): If we were no longer together, do you think you would be happier? My guess is that you think you already know the answer to this question. But if new economic research is anything to go by, you probably don’t, and not knowing could put your relationship at risk.

Read more

With this iPad I Thee Wed

The Sunday Times asked me how the new markets for sex and love were affecting marriage and divorce. Here are my thoughts in a column in this Sunday’s paper,

Five Ways the Government Affects your Sex Life

Buzzfeed asked me if the outcome of the current budget debates in the US will affect people’s sex lives – you can see that article along with some very cool graphics here.

Debating Dan Slater on CBC Radio Q

This week I went head-to-head with Dan Slater, author of Love in the Age of Algorithms. Who knew talking about love could be so messy? You can hear that heated exchange here.

Is Having a High BMI bad for your Marriage?

Here we are again at that time of the year when we are encouraged to replace our eggnog with diet shakes and to join some weight loss program or another. One (somewhat annoying) commercial this year features a boney actress swinging her hips erratically while proclaiming, “This program saved my marriage!” Repeated viewing of this ad has led my kids to ask, what kind of man would leave his wife just because she gained a few extra pounds?

Read more

Does Infidelity Really End Relationships?

When I walked away from my four-year marriage, many years ago, friends and family members wanted to know why I would leave what they had believed to be a happy marriage. That wasn’t an easy question to answer, not for me and especially not for the man I was leaving.

Read more

Misery Really Does Love Company

Next time your partner asks you “Do I make you happy?” you might think carefully before responding.

Read more

The Origin of Marriage (And the Evolution of Divorce)

A couple of weeks ago a Dollars and Sex commenter wrote that the “origin of marriage was to create a legal contract by which a man could acquire a female slave.” Interesting point. Is there an economic story that explains the origin of this most-debated-of-all-institutions?

Read more

Are Lesbian Marriages Doomed for Failure?

“Lesbian break-ups can apparently be bitchier than gay men’s.” wrote columnist Giles Hattersley in the Sunday Times this weekend as he speculated his way through a piece on why 62% of civil union dissolutions (i.e. divorces) in the UK are between women despite the fact that lesbian relationships only represent 44% of civil partnerships in that country.

Read more

Page 1 of 3

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén