Spousal irritation checklists for marital bliss, ca. 1930


These old data-collection checklists were used as part of a 1930s project to enable husbands and wives to give one another constructive feedback and end seething resentments by identifying and tabulating frequent sources of irritation.

In the 1930s, [Scientific Marriage Foundation founder George Crane] went around to a bunch of husbands and said, "Hey husband, what does your wife do that annoys you?" And then he added all those complaints up and created a handy chart that let you rate your spouse against the generic ideal/anti-ideal. That's what you see in the chart above.

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(via Neatorama)

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