You might have already heard about Spousonomics, the genius new book about relationships by Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson. Here’s a snippet from their blog, which pretty much sums up every irrational argument we’ve ever had with our spouses. You’ll be hearing from Paula regularly on Momfilter.
Loss aversion is an aversion to losing that is so powerful it drives us to act like lunatics. Ever feel like you’re losing an argument with your spouse? You start doing everything you can to prove your right-ness at all costs? You dig in deeper, insist on justice, hang on until you’re both delirious? Some 34% of people we surveyed say they sometimes keep arguing with their spouse even after they know they’re wrong. The same percentage keep arguing even after they can’t remember what they’re arguing about. This is sad. And counterproductive. Believe me, I know from experience. Don’t end up like me.