Best-Kept Secret: Men and Women's Stories of Lasting Love

Best-Kept Secret: Men and Women's Stories of Lasting Love

by Janet Reibstein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582343099
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/24/2006
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.35(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Janet Reibstein is a psychologist with a research and clinical specialty in couples. She is the author of Sexual Arrangements, The Family through Divorce, Love Life, and Staying Alive. She was born, raised, and educated in the United States, and has been a longtime resident of the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is This Thing Called Love?1
1Happiness Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Creating Private Love Stories Sue and Bob Fox19
2The Time Line of Love: Remembering Positives, Past, Present, and Future Debbie and Jimmy Gold47
3Love and Partnership: Who Does What and Why Sarah Stoddard and Stu Miller Marianne and Michael Jones73
4The Emotional Life of Love: Sustaining Intimacy Martin Curtis and Dennis Gordon95
5Can There Be Romance? Enjoying Love and the Art of Appreciation Louise and Danny Bernstein127
6Inside and Outside the Bedroom: Having Sex and the Question of Fidelity Iona Biddle and Jamie Harris William and Diana Patton153
7The Hard Work: Living with Differences, Managing Conflict, Trauma, and Distress Richard and Tina Moore Nancy Aaronovitch and Annie Hart213
8The Delicate Balance: Sharing Lives Without Losing Selves Pam and Carl Johnson Alice and Christopher John265
Epilogue: The Noble Risk-The Widow's Story Mary Watkins305
Notes309
Acknowledgments311

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