Couples create a ‘normal’ together. A lot of it works. But sometimes, not so much. We have strengths and stuck places in our marriages. You know the expression “You never really know another person’s marriage”? But what if you could? Would you like to hear how other couples manage money and kids, spice things up in the bedroom, and divvy up the housework?

It turns out the happiest couples have some things in common.

What they are might surprise you.

Chrisanna Northrup wanted to know. In the midst of a relationship crisis, she created The Normal Bar project to help create a “marital rebirth.” Chrisanna recruited two renowned Ivy League PhD sociologists: Pepper Schwartz (Yale) and James Witte (Harvard). They helped her to analyze the results from nearly 100,000 people who were surveyed about their romantic relationships and on today's show we're interviewing Chrisanna on what her data reveals about the 'New Normal' for couples who describe themselves as extremely happy.

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