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

Overview

Riveting vignettes show the inner and outer lives of women engaged in extramarital affairs. In spotlighting the many ingluences that spur women to cheat, Dr. Praver neither condemns nor condones such affairs. Instead, she aims to help wives and husbands question their own desires and actions, recognize thier own roles in marital problems, and become inspired to find creative solutions. The authoritative and scholarly underpinnings are presented in a reader-friendly style that will appeal to all women, as well as ...

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Overview

Riveting vignettes show the inner and outer lives of women engaged in extramarital affairs. In spotlighting the many ingluences that spur women to cheat, Dr. Praver neither condemns nor condones such affairs. Instead, she aims to help wives and husbands question their own desires and actions, recognize thier own roles in marital problems, and become inspired to find creative solutions. The authoritative and scholarly underpinnings are presented in a reader-friendly style that will appeal to all women, as well as to clinicians and academics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275988135
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2006
  • Series: Sex, Love, and Psychology Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANCES COHEN PRAVER is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, specializing in women's issues, couples therapy, and trauma. The author of Crossroads at Midlife, she has appeared on Good Morning America and WNBC Weekend in New York, and has been quoted in The New York Times regarding women's infidelity.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Out of the Closet: The Fair Sex and Infidelity

Drastic Double Standards and Daring Wives

What a Difference a Century Makes: Female Infidelity and the Double Standard

Not So Sweet Home: Stay in the Abode Wives

Wanderlust while They Work: Working Wives and Outside Romance

Young and Restless: The World's Their Oyster

Older and Bolder: Under Cover with a Younger Lover

Remarriages and Regrets: Out of Step with Stepfamilies

Same Sex Affairs: Wives with Women Lovers

Sex Goes Awry

Conclusion: Implications for Marriage and American Society

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