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How Not to F*ck Up Your Marriage Too Bad

Written by: Stephen Marche
Narrated by: Stephen Marche
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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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.

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When you add this series to your library, you will receive all of the below episodes.


1. Should We Even Get Married?
2. How Do You Pick?
3. Should We Schedule Sex?
4. How Do We Stop Fighting?
5. Can We F*ck Other People?
6. How Do We Live Together?
7. How Do We Survive Our Mixed Marriage?
8. Whose Money Is It Anyway?
9. Should We Just Get Divorced?
10. Can Marriage Survive Death?

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The social acceptance that marriage grants, it lifted a huge quantity of despair
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She was the one who suggested doing a cost-benefit analysis of our relationship
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Perspective
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Try and keep track of what everybody's doing so that labour that doesn't go recognized can be brought to light
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Death
  • Death
So, what is it that survives? Why do their lives together continue when one of the two bodies is gone?
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  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • The social acceptance that marriage grants, it lifted a huge quantity of despair
  • Marriage Math
  • She was the one who suggested doing a cost-benefit analysis of our relationship
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  • Try and keep track of what everybody's doing so that labour that doesn't go recognized can be brought to light
  • Death
  • So, what is it that survives? Why do their lives together continue when one of the two bodies is gone?

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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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Marriage tips - brilliant!

Although married for 26 years, I found this podcast helpful in supporting what my husband and I have been through: physically, emotionally and mentally. We constantly have fights regarding sex- lack there of so I begged my husband to listen to chapters 3 & 4. So much pertinent information that can help new and old couples.

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So good!

I loved this podcast! It was so well made and really kept me engaged as I listened! Would recommend to anyone who is in any sort or relationship, married or not!

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Informative!

You should listen to this if you want a good marriage!
It is a good book.

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So Good

I laughed, I cried, I looked deep into my on thoughts and values. Was like a little therapy session. Highly Recommended.

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Narrator's Upspeak Is Cringeworthy

This book was interesting and entertaining. I didn't provide much int he way of actionable advice, but the stories were good. The narrator/author has terrible upspeak - where he finishes sentences that aren't a question as if they are, making him sound like a teenage girl. I found this annoying to the point that I almost couldn't finish the book.

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Not what i expected

Part way through the first story, which wasn't much of a story, I wanted out. in the first 10 minutes. And I usually am decently patient woth books and always finish them but I don't want to finish this based on the quality of the start, the premise, the construction and even the premise. I want my money back.

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10 Reasons not f*ck up your life getting married

Really great show. Well researched and sure let's of work to find and interview so many people. It's very brave of him to discuss his own marriage publicly. But I think the title should be what I have for this review. Marriage is an outdated institution and shameful that we are still practicing it and haven't been able to find a better alternative for our emotional and sexual needs.

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Good information nicely delivered.

I really liked this series. For me, in the context of a contented 30+ yr marriage, I learned a thing or two! And HA!, several things we already practice turn out to be good planning on our part. I'd recommend this to anyone in or thinking about a marriage. Or anyone who knows somebody who is married. The format and performance are listenable and the content is sometimes witty, sometimes heartbreaking, and always relevant.

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  • Nicole
  • 2020-07-03

yes

relatable, real. actionable items to put to use. great interviews and great representation of marriages outside of the MF norm.