The Good Marriage: How and why Love Lasts

The Good Marriage: How and why Love Lasts

by Judith S. Wallerstein, Anne Mattingly, Sandra Blakeslee
     
 

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In this unique book, a clinical psychologist and an award-winning science writer reveal the keys to sustaining a happy and long-lasting relationship. Based on intimate interviews with 50 husbands and wives who consider themselves to be happily married, The Good Marriage describes the four basic types of marriage and explores nine basic tasks to achieve a good

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In this unique book, a clinical psychologist and an award-winning science writer reveal the keys to sustaining a happy and long-lasting relationship. Based on intimate interviews with 50 husbands and wives who consider themselves to be happily married, The Good Marriage describes the four basic types of marriage and explores nine basic tasks to achieve a good relationship.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Based on interviews with 50 happily married couples, this book examines the factors that allow relationships to succeed. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Although Wallerstein is best known for her work on divorce, she and Blakeslee (coauthors of Second Chances, LJ 2/1/89) have put together a very appealing book based on interviews with 50 couples who are still together, and still happy, after years of marriage. Most of the book is concerned with defining the four types of marriages (romantic, rescue, companionate, and traditional) that Wallerstein discovered through her interviews. Descriptions of four couples who idealize these types are given in minute detail. The rest of the book outlines nine developmental tasks-derived from Wallerstein's practice as well as the interviews-that couples need to accomplish if their marriage is to be a happy one. Despite some oddities, such as the amount of extraneous detail given when discussing the interviewees' homes, and the fact that this was based on a small and skewed sample group-all participants were middle or upper-middle class and all but one couple were Caucasian-this book will appeal to public library users who want a clearly written and clearly thought out analysis of this universally interesting topic. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/95.]-Pamela A. Matthews, Missouri Western State Coll., St. Joseph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559351829
Publisher:
Soundelux
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
4 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 7.08(h) x 1.22(d)

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