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Adult Children of Divorce: Confused Love Seekers (Hardback)
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Adult Children of Divorce: Confused Love Seekers (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 30/10/2008
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Romantic love is often an elusive, fragile, and tenuous state, difficult to maintain across time. The rates of divorce, re-divorce, relationship violence, and abuse today attest to the face we are failing at romantic love. And for teen-aged and adult children of divorce, romantic love can be especially elusive. Because they have no roadmap for a satisfying, stable romatic relationship derived from their own parents, they are confused by what love is and tend to make poor partner choices. Borrowing heavily from popular culture for unrealistic standards regarding love, they become disillusioned when their all-too-ordinary lovers don't measure up. Especially vulnerable to the problems their parents had, they tend to overreact in a similar negative fashion and are all too ready to consider divorce when unhappiness strikes. In attempting to halt intergenerational transmission of divorce, Psychologist Piorkowski points to how we can recognize that American popular culture presents an overly-sexualized, explosive, and superficial version of love that can't last. With this book, adult children of divorce can begin to see how they have been affected by familial experiences, and develop a new, realistic map to find more fulfilling and enduring romantic relastionships. Piorkowski, in an extensive review of literature, also looks at cultural factors and how they impact romantic love and marriage. In contrast to American popular culture's shallow rendition of romantic love, many cultures elsewhere in the world emphasize compatibility, religion, and family allegiance. As a result, says the author, such marriages appear more stable than American unions built upon the shifting sands of emotion.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313346002
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Carefully researched, factually supported, this book is academic in content yet easy to read. It provides an additional context for psychoanalysts treating adult children of divorce and for dynamically oriented couple-therapists." - Psychoanalytic Review
"With this book, adult children of divorce can begin to see how they have been affected by familial experiences and develop a new, realistic map to provide directions for more fulfilling and enduring romantic relationships." - Family Therapy

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