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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Should We Even Get Married?

    Jun 11 2020

    Weddings are stupidly expensive and seem pointless in an era of common law marriage and no-fault divorce. A top divorce attorney along with a survivor of disastrous wedding explain why they would choose to get married anyway.

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    35 mins
  • Ep. 2: How Do You Pick?

    Jun 11 2020

    Who you marry is the most important decision you will make in your life. We look at the various new ways of finding a mate, from an old-fashioned yenta to a NASA scientist who has worked out an algorithm that determines when you should settle.

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    34 mins
  • Ep. 3: Should We Schedule Sex?

    Jun 11 2020

    The essence of marriage is regulated passion. How do you balance sexual desire with the strictures of administration and domestic life? How much sex are other couples having? How much sex should you be having to keep your marriage strong?

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    40 mins

Publisher's Summary

How Not to F*ck Up Your Marriage Too Bad is the frank, intimate and provocative follow-up to the 2018 Audible Original How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad, exploring the equally thorny and confusing world of marriage.

In each episode author and columnist Stephen Marche goes on a journey to answer a question that everyone in a marriage or long term relationship faces at some point. They're the very real problems he faces himself.

Should we schedule sex? How do we stop fighting? How do we live together? Can marriage survive death?

From infidelity to divorce, modern marriages are messy and there aren't always simple or happy answers. This series makes sense of the messiness.

©2020 Pacific Content (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

Behind the Scenes with the Creator, Stephen Marche

Get a taste of Stephen's new Audible Original, and the unique way he had to record it.
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About the Creator

Stephen Marche is an award-winning columnist and novelist who has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire and many other publications. He hosted the best-selling audio series How Not To F**k Up Your Kids Too Bad, of which How Not to F**k Up Your Marriage is a sequel. He lives in Toronto, semi-successfully, with his wife and two children.

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It saved my relationship!!!!!!!

This book came to my email on a day that I was fighting with my boyfriend, like we do all the time!!! I wanted to stop this. I love him and he does love me too, so I prayed for wisdom and this came to me.

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Would recommend

Poignant and useful, with good advice and beautiful story telling. I would recommend it to anyone, whether they're in a relationship or not.

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Wow!

I need to be very clear that I NEVER wrote online reviews... this series is awesome!

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great listen

loved it all. recommended it to a friend. might even listen to a couple of the episodes again.

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Good one!!

a real perception of what marriage really is, too bad i only listen to it now. rofl

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  • edd
  • 2021-07-21

for anyone in relationship

covers many divergent aspects of relationships and marriage

last chapter one word wow moving

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So worth it

Such a great podcast, it certainly doesn't answer all the questions but it makes you think and presents the information in a fun and entertaining way. Highly recommend.

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Life changing!

Very good listen. I learnt a lot. Easily one of the best audible originals I've ever heard. It was captivating and relevant from start to finish!

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Did not enjoy

I usually love these types of podcasts but the host had really skewed and biased views for someone without the credentials to be making these statements. The experts were interesting but then the host comes in and frankly says dumb things...

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Casual but with very quality information

absolutely loved it. end was very emotional and it had me tearing up. if you're in a relationship that you want to succeed, marriage or not, I recommend this

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  • Sunzy900
  • 2020-09-09

Marriage hopeful single

This series is so powerful... Having gone through a long term relationship but not quite making it the whole way and blaming most of the strife on my Ex this series opened me up to a lot of realities I had been thinking about but not really sat to disect and digest. Loved it so much I wish there were more topics of life like adultung, parenting, financial futures, friendships mental health, all the good stuff done in the most beautiful way

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  • Bella Isaro
  • 2020-10-28

Biggest take away

“You only really need a wedding if you shouldn’t have one and you only need to get married if you don’t need to”. This really hit home because for the longest time i thought i never wanted to get married, when in fact i just don’t want to get married just to prove something.

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  • Sarah
  • 2021-02-11

Beware listening to episode 10 while in public

Because it had me crying like a little baby. What a thought provoking, eye opening, entertaining, and ultimately beautiful series about love.

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  • Candie Page
  • 2021-01-24

Very captivating

This series really opened my shoes to a lot of things in my 25 year marriage. I listened continuously during my 10 hour work day.

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  • Stephanie Garcia
  • 2020-10-06

Intriguing & Enlightening

Highly Recommended listen! Whether you’re single, engaged, married or even on the brinks of divorce!

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  • Admiralu
  • 2020-10-04

Interesting Views on Marriage

This was a series about marriage and various stages including: the wedding, living together, sex, money, divorce and even death. It left out one major option, the decision to have kids. This just assumed like most that everyone wants kids and the option not to would never come up. I consider that a major issue since the presenter claimed he was presenting varied viewpoints. It included comments from real couples and experts on relationships.

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  • Jessica M. Dhaemers
  • 2021-06-02

True to 21st century marriage challenges

A real discussion on the trials of marriage in the 21st century. It's not your grandparents union anymore, but a partnership in life.

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  • Semaj
  • 2021-04-30

insightful

touching, heart-wrenching and poignant I really enjoyed this very much I'm going to look for more material in a similar vein

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  • Karen Hajjoubi
  • 2020-12-18

great podcast for everyone

The topics were great. I appreciated hearing so many different sides of each story. I would love to hear more about issues with raising kids.