Jessica and Shane

He’s Grumpy, She’s Bossy, They’re Working On It

Grumpiness vs. Control: Shane and Jessica
Today’s episode is about optimizing behavior for happiness in marriage. Jessica and Shane have a solidly traditional American marriage. They live in a lovely home in the suburbs of Sacramento. They’ve got two adorable kids and two cute cats. They’re friends with all their neighbors, they spend weekends with family, and life is good. But Shane occasionally gets very grumpy and dark, and Jessica needs a strong sense control to feel completely at ease. In her words, she’s a bit bossy. They’re both working on these tendencies, for the sake of their family. That’s what makes their story so touching.

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