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The husbands and wives club : a year in the life of a couples therapy group / Laurie Abraham.

Abraham, Laurie (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 155.9 ABR (Text) 50825010555125 Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 155.924 ABR (Text) 37323001860256 NONFIC Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781416585473
  • ISBN: 1416585478
  • Physical Description: vi, 298 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Touchstone Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-295).
Formatted Contents Note:
Who would submit to this? -- Sex weekend -- Spouses are made, not born -- A couple never lay on Freud's couch -- The impossibility of pleasing in an unhappy marriage -- THe no-cry rule(and how sex is like croutons) -- The science of marital satisfaction -- "Marie shrinks from physicality, so we prescribe it." -- Crisis weekend -- The attachment of Michael and Rachel -- Joe's humiliation -- Marie's revolt and Mark and Sue Ellen's good-bye -- "I'm ambivalent about staying married" -- Secrets and transformations -- The adventure of Marie and Clem -- Epilogue: therapy worked?
Summary, etc.:
For over a year, journalist Laurie Abraham sat in with five couples as they underwent the process of group marriage therapy. Originally published as The New York Times Magazine's cover story "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" this novel expands on the subject and allows Abraham to go into depth on all five couples and their struggles with intimacy, power imbalances, secrets, and standing on the verge of divorce.
Subject: Marriage > United States > Psychological aspects.
Marital conflict > United States.
Couples therapy > United States.

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