By Chrisanna Northrup, Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. and James Witte’79, Ph.D.
New York, N.Y. 2012
What is “normal” when it comes to relationships between romantic partners? It is a question that wellness entrepreneur Chrisanna Northrup and sociologists Pepper Schwartz and James Witte’79 seek to answer empirically in The Normal Bar. Based on an extensive survey of nearly 100,000 people, the book is intended to be a resource for couples to create a “new normal” and ultimately a happier, healthier relationship. The survey sorts for age, gender, racial and geographic differences, and sexual preferences, and the findings are conveniently organized into three main sections: getting together, living together, and staying together.