Carin Rubenstein

Dr. Carin Rubenstein holds a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from New York University, with a focus on survey research and is a member of the American Psychological Association. She has been conducting national polls for several decades and assisted Gail Sheehy in her research. Dr. Rubenstein is the coauthor of In Search of Intimacy and author of The Sacrificial Mother and Beyond the Mommy Years. She has designed and analyzed dozens of national surveys for a wide range of magazines, has contributed to The New York Times, and has appeared on dozens of national and local television and radio shows to talk about her work, including Today, Good Morning America, The View and Oprah.

Books by this Author

As women have risen in the work world, their marriages have also been transformed: The wife has become the superior spouse. This book is for every wife who brings home the bacon, fries it up in a pan that she washes, cleans the kitchen, puts the kids to bed, and drops from exhaustion at the end of each day—while her husband watches the game. The Superior WifeSyndrome explains how she ended up this way and reveals how she can work her way back to marital equality..Bringing together personal...


Dr. Carin Rubenstein: The Superior Wife Syndrome

Dr. Carin Rubenstein talks about the phenomenon of "the superior wife" and its implications for families everywhere.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Marriage is all about the gene pool.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I say "absolutely" way too often.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Anything the Beatles sing, sadly.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I always wished I could sing--really well.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm not sure there's perfect happiness, but if there is, it's that fleeting moment right after marriage or childbirth or falling in love, when life seems divine.

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