[FoRK] This paper might explain many miserable marriages

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 07:18:34 PDT 2009


I can attest to the truth of this by personal anecdote, twice.

But I'd drill a little deeper.  Risk-averse attracted to risk-takers.
Depressives attracted to manics.  Child looking for a parent, victim looking
for a hero.  You follow?

G
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Russell Turpin <russell.turpin at gmail.com>wrote:

> "NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Frustrated by your spouse's spending habits?
>
> "It might be why you married them, according to a working paper titled
> "Fatal (Fiscal) Attraction" by professors of the Wharton School of
> Finance and Northwestern University.
>
> "'Surveys of married adults suggest that opposites attract when it
> comes to emotional reactions toward spending,' Wharton's Scott Rick
> and Deborah Small and Northwestern's Eli Finkel said in the paper."
>
> Rest of article here:
>
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090728/lf_nm_life/us_finances_marriage
>
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