Asking Others to Make New Year's Resolutions for You

Monday, January 02, 2012

Many people made New Year’s resolutions this weekend, but four out of five will break their resolution, and a third of them will forget their intent entirely by February. While the reasons for not carrying out a resolution are diverse, one proven strategy to successfully following through is having a friend or loved one make resolutions for you.

Michael and Elizabeth Singer have been married for 19 years. Last year, they decided to write new years resolutions for each other instead of writing their own. They were interviewed about their 2011 resolutions in a recent Wall Street Journal article.


Elizabeth Singer and Michael Singer

Produced by:

Shia Levitt

Comments [3]


Wow this was cool

Jan. 02 2012 04:22 PM
kmarnyc from New York CIty

I second @Woodyguth3 wholeheartedly. Also I wouldn't mind a little less "self-personalization" of the show by the hosts. Neither you, nor your children, nor your genealogical histories, nor your birthdays, comprise the news supported by public radio.

Jan. 02 2012 09:12 AM

2012 resolutions for The Takeaway: pls try to refrain from talking over yr guests & cutting them off mid-sentence! It's rude, unprofessional & hard to hear.

Jan. 02 2012 08:06 AM

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