An American sociologist suggests the best way to get along with your husband is not to talk to him very much. Dr. Ezra F. Vogel, 29, of Cambridge, Mass., also implies that a lot of friction can be avoided if husbands get home later, go to bed earlier, and spend weekends with the boys from the office. To get the good doctor off the hook, he does not necessarily advocate this as the right approach to marriage. The suggestions, however, are firmly based on Vogel's impressions of the sociological differences between Japanese and American marriages.
For Tighter Marriage, Just Button Your Lip! (1959)
The December 6, 1959 Chicago Tribune ran an article titled, "For Tighter Marriage, Just Button Your Lip!" An excerpt as well as the entire article appear below.