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Intimate partners : patterns in love and marriage

Author: Maggie Scarf
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The definitive book on marriage, from the author of Unfinished Business, who describes what really goes on in a marriage; why one chooses a certain partner, what systems get set up; what the primary sources of conflict are. This work pushes beneath the surface of marriage to explore the depths of true intimacy.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scarf, Maggie, 1932-
Intimate partners.
New York : Random House, ©1987
(OCoLC)570987513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Scarf
ISBN: 039455485X 9780394554853
OCLC Number: 13497007
Description: xvi, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Becoming a couple: the power of the past --
1. The attraction --
2. Where the past and the present converge: genograms --
3. Autonomy and intimacy --
4. Love itself --
5. Happily ever after --
Part II. Lovers and other third parties: emotional triangles --
6. Marriages as systems --
7. An Intimate system: the caretaker and the wounded bird --
8. Marital infidelity --
9. Emotional triangles --
Part III. The couple in midstream: marital problems, marital solutions --
10. What marital problems are made of: couples in collusion --
11. Tasks --
12. A classic system: the silent husband and the hysterical wife --
Part IV. Sexuality --
13. Sexual symptoms: psychology, biology, or both? --
14. What, precisely, happens during sex? --
15. Sexual cures --
Part V. The child-launching years: time of transformation --
16. The second separation --
17. A game for two players --
Part VI. The postparenting phase: reintegration --
18. Marital fighting --
19. The five ways in which couples relate --
20. "We have a good time."
Responsibility: Maggie Scarf.
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The definitive book on marriage, from the author of Unfinished Business, who describes what really goes on in a marriage; why one chooses a certain partner, what systems get set up; what the primary sources of conflict are. This work pushes beneath the surface of marriage to explore the depths of true intimacy.

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