Daring Wives: Insight Into Women's Desires for Extramarital Affairs

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März 2006



Riveting vignettes show the inner and outer lives of women engaged in extramarital affairs. In spotlighting the many influences that spur women to cheat--from marital discord, childhood histories and sociopolitical history to pop and postmodern culture--Dr. Praver neither condemns nor condones such affairs. Instead, she aims to help wives and husbands question their own desires and actions, recognize their own roles in marital problems, and become inspired to find creative solutions. This work is an intimate and comprehensive examination of wives' desires for extramarital affairs. It includes vignettes from younger and older wives, as well as working, stay-at-home and remarried wives, from those with and without children, and from those who turn to same-sex affairs. The authoritative and scholary underpinnings are presented in a reader-friendly style that will appeal to all women, as well as to clinicians and academics.


FRANCES COHEN PRAVER is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, specializing in women's issues, couples therapy, and trauma.


"Fran Praver has written a beautifully crafted, illuminating book that explores and transcends the topic of women's infidelity. This book, written with non-judgmental warmth and humanity, explores the dangers and entanglements of love, romance, marriage and its disruptions... This wonderful collection of clinical stories will help mental health professionals and the public to better understand and appreciate the desperate and daring lengths to which people may go in struggling with their passions and commitments." - Lewis Aron, Director, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, author of Meeting of Minds: Relational Psychoanalysis."
EAN: 9780275988135
ISBN: 0275988139
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 179 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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