Couples That Work: How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work


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Harvard Business Review Press
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6.3 X 1.1 X 9.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Jennifer Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, where she directs the Management Acceleration Program and the Women Leaders Program. She was included among the world's 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets & Quants. Her work on dual-career couples has been featured on the Harvard Business Review podcast Women at Work, as well as in HBR articles and on can find Jennifer Petriglieri at:


"In her illuminating debut, Petriglieri, professor of Organizational Behavior at European graduate school INSEAD, lucidly analyzes the phases of contentment and consternation that professional couples experience. This helpful work's strength lies in the clarity of Petriglieri's observations and her closeness to the couples she describes. Petriglieri's guidance will provide readers with practical strategies for establishing a healthy, supportive, and flexible bond with their partner." -- Publisher's Weekly

Advance Praise for Couples That Work

"Jennifer Petriglieri hasn't just spent five years carefully studying the challenges of juggling two careers; she's lived them personally. In this book she shares what she's learned about how dual-career couples can not only survive but also thrive." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take; host, TED WorkLife podcast

"Jennifer Petriglieri provides an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful road map to the predictable transitions all couples traverse. Through her in-depth research and engrossing stories of couples of all ages, she reveals how each transition can be understood and embraced, leading to a more meaningful relationship and career--for both parties. It's a definite must-read for any dual-career couple." -- Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Organizational Behavior, London Business School; author, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

"Jennifer Petriglieri offers practical, executable tasks and conversational prompts to help couples navigate challenging transitions and renegotiate a shared path as their lives and careers evolve over time. An inspirational read for anyone who is part of a dual-career couple." -- Whitney Johnson, author, Disrupt Yourself and Build an A Team

"Jennifer Petriglieri's insightful new book is an inspiring read for those trying to manage the many challenges that arise over the course of their professional lives. With extensive research, she explores the deeper dynamics of careers and relationships and offers wise advice and a hands-on approach for couples who want to help each other thrive at work and in their relationships." -- Terri Kelly, former CEO, W. L. Gore & Associates

"Through vivid life stories, eye-opening research, and insightful analysis, Jennifer Petriglieri shows dual-career couples how to navigate their path at any life stage. Couples That Work is a must-read for any couple committed to their relationship and to their careers." -- Francesca Gino, Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; bestselling author, Rebel Talent