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The Husbands and Wives Club; A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group

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ISBN13:

9781416585473

ISBN10:
1416585478
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/9/2010
Publisher(s):
Touchstone

Summary

Reporter Laurie Abraham documents the painful and frustrating, but ultimately successful, journey of five couples through group marriage counseling.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
Who Would Submit to This?p. 7
Sex Weekendp. 26
Spouses Are Made, Not Bornp. 45
A Couple Never Lay on Freud's Couchp. 62
The Impossibility of Pleasing in an Unhappy Marriagep. 75
The No-Cry Rule (and How Sex Is Like Croutons)p. 93
The Science of Marital Satisfactionp. 107
"Marie Shrinks from Physicality, So We Prescribe It."p. 129
Crisis Weekendp. 145
The Attachment of Michael and Rachaelp. 160
Joe's Humiliationp. 182
Marie's Revolt and Mark and Sue Ellen's Good-Byep. 194
"I'm Ambivalent about Staying Married."p. 218
Secrets and Transformationsp. 238
The Adventure of Marie and Clemp. 260
Epilogue: Therapy Worked?p. 274
Bibliographyp. 293
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
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