Shadows Of Pain / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765700094
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Interrelationship of Sexual and Relationship Difficulties 1
Systems Approach as a Framework 7
Sex and the Life Cycle 13
Stress and Interactional Patterns 26
Invisible Loyalties and Intergenerational Patterns 32
2 Sexual and Intimacy Problems in Couples 39
Creating Intimacy 44
Communication Patterns 49
Boundaries 60
Pursuer and Distancer Styles 66
Gender Differences 77
3 Lack of Intimacy and Deviant Sexual Behaviors in the Family 85
Role of Cultural Factors in Sexuality 87
Trust Issues 92
Stress Factors and the Lack of Emotional Fulfillment 102
Negative Emotional and Sexual Fulfillment 108
The Role of Family Secrets 113
Incest in the Family 120
4 Family Dynamics and the Effects on Child Development 131
Sex-Role Stereotyping 145
Power and Vulnerability Issues 155
Boundary Disturbances and Ambivalence 160
5 Treatment Issues 171
Anger 173
Anxiety 178
Guilt and Pretense 180
Subjective Truth 185
Loss 189
Sense of Victimization 191
Challenging One's Beliefs 194
Challenging Habitual Patterns 198
Autonomy and Choice 205
References 227
Index 233
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