Carin Rubenstein

Dr. Carin Rubenstein holds a Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from New York University, with a focus on survey research and is a member of the American Psychological Association. She has been conducting national polls for several decades and assisted Gail Sheehy in her research. Dr. Rubenstein is the coauthor of In Search of Intimacy and author of The Sacrificial Mother and Beyond the Mommy Years. She has designed and analyzed dozens of national surveys for a wide range of magazines, has contributed to The New York Times, and has appeared on dozens of national and local television and radio shows to talk about her work, including Today, Good Morning America, The View and Oprah.

Books by this Author

The Superior Wife Syndrome


Dr. Carin Rubenstein: The Superior Wife Syndrome

Dr. Carin Rubenstein talks about the phenomenon of "the superior wife" and its implications for families everywhere.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Marriage is all about the gene pool.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Drivers talking on their cell phones, while making a left turn.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My love of reading and writing.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I'm not sure there's perfect happiness, but if there is, it's that fleeting moment right after marriage or childbirth or falling in love, when life seems divine.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My love of words.

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