Love Affairs: Marriage and Infidelity

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Love Affairs: Marriage and Infidelity is an in-depth exploration of the affair and its painful consequences. Taylor crafts an understanding of why people become involved in extramarital affairs, and offers ways to lessen the marital damage an affair can cause. While exploring the love affair and its potentially harmful effects, Taylor stresses the importance of marriage, fidelity, and lasting love as the basis for true happiness. He also offers valuable advice for those who find divorce the only answer open to ...
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Overview

Love Affairs: Marriage and Infidelity is an in-depth exploration of the affair and its painful consequences. Taylor crafts an understanding of why people become involved in extramarital affairs, and offers ways to lessen the marital damage an affair can cause. While exploring the love affair and its potentially harmful effects, Taylor stresses the importance of marriage, fidelity, and lasting love as the basis for true happiness. He also offers valuable advice for those who find divorce the only answer open to them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573921282
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 1,448,511
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 5.48 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Taylor (Interlaken, NY) has held professorships in philosophy at Brown and Columbia universities, and at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Good and Evil; Restoring Pride; and Freedom, Anarchy, and the Law.
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Table of Contents

Preface, 1990 9
Preface, 1997 13
1 Introduction 15
2 Background 17
3 The Meaning of Marriage 21
4 Love and Marriage 31
5 Understanding Love Affairs 41
6 Within the Halls of Ivy 53
7 The Ethics of Having Love Affairs 67
8 Fidelity 75
9 The Fatal Attraction 87
10 Male and Female 93
11 How a Love Affair Starts 109
12 Vanity and Sex 125
13 The Cultivation of Love Affairs 137
14 The Language of the Eyes 149
15 Rules for Husbands, Wives, and Lovers 155
16 Rules About Feelings 167
17 The Fulfillment of Need 177
18 Extramarital Fidelity 187
19 Divorce 197
Epilogue: The Taboo 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2008

    A Misguided look at affairs...

    The first reviewer said it all. It's all about character.(Or lack of it). Rationalizations & Justifications Abound, but a cheater is in the same vein as a Liar and a Theif. Untrustworthy! If a person is unhappily married, they have an obligation to either fix their marriage or end it...but cheating is only hurtful and dishonest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    Infidelity is always wrong

    I absolutely do not agree with previous reviews on this book. All affairs are wrong! As the betrayed spouse, I can personally state from experience that anyone that has an affair is a coward. If you are unhappy in your marriage, you either deal with the problems or get out, but you do not involve another person. Infidelity happens in as many happy marriages as it does unhappy marriages and it occurs not because of an unhappy marriage but because of bad choices and lack of integrity and character of the wayward spouse. Affairs are not about 'Love', but about 'Lust' and the book is incorrectly titled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    A different perspective on love affairs

    Yes, some extra-marital affairs are about true love. This book looks at infidelity from a completely different perspective. The first book that doesn't 'condemn' all affairs as morally wrong. An acknowledgement that infidelity is not the cause of marital problems, but the result of a marriage already in jeopardy. Absolutely fascinating approach to understanding human nature. Finally, someone who doesn't condemn the 'other woman' (or man).

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