The golden condom : and other essays on love lost and found / Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch||152.41 SAFER (Text)||33946003108086||Nonfiction . 2nd Floor||Checked out||12/10/2017|
- ISBN: 9781250055750
- ISBN: 125005575X
- Physical Description: x, 272 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York : Picador, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Part I: Hopeless love -- Leaving unloving lovers and unfriendly friends -- Of human bondage: obsessive love -- Vengeance is mine: the dark side of rejected love -- Betrayal -- Unrequited love: my golden one -- Part II: Difficult love -- The man who could not love -- The tantalizing mentor and the passionate protégé -- Traumatic friendship -- Part III: Fulfilled love -- Late first marriage: the triumph of hope over resignation -- Love is stronger than the grave -- Love him, hate his politics: how a liberal and a conservative stay married -- Recovering the good from a love gone bad.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Dr. Jeanne Safer has dedicated much of her decades' long career in psychotherapy to exploring taboo subjects that we all think about in private but seldom discuss in public. From conflicted sibling relationships to the choice not to have children, Safer's work has always been unflinching in its aim to dive deep into topics that make most of us blush, but which are present in all of our lives. In The Golden Condom, Safer turns her sharp and fearless eye to a subject perhaps more universal than any other-love in all its permutations. In The Golden Condom Safer interweaves her own experiences with those of a variety of memorable people, including her patients, telling a series of tales that investigate relationships--both healthy and toxic--that most of us don't escape life without experiencing at least once, including traumatic friendships, love after loss, unrequited or obsessional love and more. Never prescriptive and always entertaining, these stories will demolish any suspicion you might have that you're alone in navigating a turbulent romantic life, and will inspire you with the range of possibilities that exist to find love, however unconventional, and at any age"-- Provided by publisher.
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