Marriage Confidential

Marriage Confidential

The Post-romantic Age of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting the Rules

Book - 2011 | First edition.
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"Inthis timely and thought-provoking analysis of modern coupledom, PamelaHaag& paints a vivid tableau of the 'semi-happy' couple. Written withwit and aplomb, this page turner will instigate an insurrection against ourmarital complacency." --Esther Perel, author of Matingin Captivity

Writtenwith the persuasive power of Naomi Wolf and the analytical skills of Susan Faludi, Pamela Haag's provocative but sympathetic look atthe state of marriage today answers--and goes beyond--the question many of us are asking: "Is this all there is?"

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061719288
Branch Call Number: 306.81 HAA
Characteristics: xvii, 327 pages ;,24 cm

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smithson402
Jul 19, 2013

This is brutally honest and hilarious all at once, love it

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TheresaAJ
Jun 04, 2013

Pamela Haag researches marriage in the "age of having it all". Along the way she discovers "life partners" arrangements, children as royalty, and online affairs that encompass everything except physical touching. Her in-depth research traces marriage attitudes and actions from the 1950s to the current day. Haag also discovers a continuum of sexual libertarianism from discontented sexless to swinging marriages. An original, sometimes startingly, look at 21st century marriage.

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brittac
Sep 06, 2011

Very well written, insightful and humorous. I have already passed this book around to many of my friends. You can easily see yourself and the couples you know in this dissection of the modern family

debwalker Jul 27, 2011

"I find this one of the most fascinating summer reads, and there are tough questions here for every married person to ponder. What about the "low-conflict, lugubrious" marriage so many people find themselves in--not too unhappy to want to divorce, but not exactly bursting with passion either? Should the rules of marriage be rewritten? Haag ponders: "I mean more basic challenges to Marriage, but within its traditional framework--something more than chore reallocation, but less than polygamy. This might mean more secret audacity, like rethinking the expectation of lifelong marital monogamy, or the idea that marriage is structured to meet most all of our needs for intimacy, or that it is a unit for social mobility and greater prosperity, or even that marriage means, ideally, living in the same household, or that marriage is forever." The questions Haag poses couldn't be more timely or relevant."
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smithson402
Jul 19, 2013

Takes old marriage values combined with new marriage values and points out the ridiculous-ness of it all.

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smithson402
Jul 19, 2013

"Children: the new spouses"

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