“Wives were more demanding—asking for changes in the relationship or in their partner—and were more likely to get their way than the husbands. This held regardless of who had chosen the issue.
The women were not just talking more than their husbands.
‘It wasn’t just that the women were bringing up issues that weren’t being responded to, but that the men were actually going along with what they said,’ Vogel explained. ‘[Women] were communicating more powerful messages, and men were responding to those messages by agreeing or giving in.’”
I find this even more intriguing in light of the fact that women initiate 70% of all divorces. Apparently modern women really aren’t too happy with this newfound marital power.