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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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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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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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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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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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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Intriguing & Enlightening

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

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Amazing

Great series! Easy, fun, and interesting!
Really made me think about my relationship and start talking with my partner!

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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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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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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.

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  • 06-19-20

terrible

nonsense, nothing intelligent about it. not for me and really didn't enjoy it. others may enjoy.

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  • OldnCreaky
  • 08-21-20

Heart warming and Frank.

I enjoyed the presentation style, everyone was very easy to listen to. There were interesting insights and it's a great aid to reflection on your own situation. We often learn the most from listening to the stories of others.

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  • James Whitehead
  • 07-23-20

Another bull's-eye of an audio series

After listening to the series "How not to f*ck up your kids too much" I had high expectations for this. They were absolutely fulfilled! A great series, sensitively and humorously presented, with a super high proportion of deep and interesting information.

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  • Robert
  • 06-20-20

I Love it

this podcast /documentary is funny as hell, very informative and somewhat useful. Gives perspective, learn how to fight was especially good.

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  • Iwona Szerement
  • 11-19-20

One of the most enjoyable

One of the most enjoyable podcast about the marriage. Painfully real and very informative and inclusive

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  • Joe
  • 09-03-20

just as good as previous series

great insight of different side of things , makes you laughter , easy to listen sound advice

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  • Caitlin
  • 08-10-20

Lots of Interesting Ideas Explored

As with his other series, both entertaining and intellectual. Lots of interesting ideas explored and bits of advice offered :)

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 07-29-20

Brilliant

A highly informative and refreshing look at marriage, which I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend strongly

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-29-20

This was funny, sad and emotional.

This Audio series had me laughing and crying all at the same time! The last episode in particular had me in absolute tears.

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  • Adrian
  • 06-30-20

interesting journey

really emotional and relevant stories throughout, makes you really think about marriage, covering a wide range of marriage situations.

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  • DDD
  • 06-26-20

Glad I listened to the end

This series started out pretty poorly for be to begin with, but I'm super glad I listened to the end.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-22

A fun and interesting listen, couldn't put it down

Absolutely fantastic, every topic tackled was important and addressed from different angles by different people. A fun and interesting listen, couldn't put it down.

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  • Belinda
  • 01-02-22

Making a serious subject funny

Really enjoyed this podcast. Definitely some tips I will use in my life as well as relationships.

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  • lynmardon
  • 06-20-21

Not as much swearing as you might think

This series explored a lot of facets of marriage. Great performance by Stephen, well paced and interesting guests and topics. Lots of food for thought

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-21

so interesting

All the stories and experts were great to listen to as well as the host. Very interesting podcast.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 06-06-21

great listen

It was great to hear a relevant and modern view on marriage.
good pace and topics covered.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-21

Great easy listening & insightful look at marriage

Great stories, interviews & insights that are honest straightforward and relatable. You will be uplifted and ready to give your relationship another go.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-21

Great listen

Wow! Eye opening! Would recommend to listen for anyone that is married and going through some up and downs

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  • jason
  • 11-07-20

Good Book

Great book got a little dry at points but pretty good all round. Helpful information contained within.

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