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Resilient Marriages: From Alcoholism and Adversity to Relationship Growth (Hardback)
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Resilient Marriages: From Alcoholism and Adversity to Relationship Growth (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 22/03/2000
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This book is a moving ethnography of five couples whose marriages survived over many years and ultimately transcended a partner's alchoholism. The couple's stories are poignant, full of wisdom and carry important lessons. The author's insightful analysis sheds light on three recurring themes: residual resources, moments of choice, and building trust. This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of what makes relationships last over a course of many years or a lifetime, while serving as an engaging supplementary text for courses in family studies, psychology, and sociology.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847693825
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 18 mm


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One of the great mysteries of life is how some marriages manage to be resilient, and rewarding, while others fail. In this wonderful book, Karen Shirley takes us inside the world of marriage and shows, in vivid detail, the experience of husbands and wives where there was a major life crisis. Never simplistic, it is especially valuable for the wide group of individuals experiencing the ups and downs of marital life who are interested in gaining insight of how to make their own marriages better. -- Annette Lareau, Stanley I.Sheerr Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Resilient Marriages, elicited from accounts of ordinary people, is realistic and resourceful, compelling and complex. Sobriety and relational growth are its organic subtext. Its long-term vision beckons each of us to move from blame to choice, from punishment to treatment, and from hopelessness to fairness. Shirley has provided a lens that is respectful of people's efforts, honest about their limitations and productive in terms of evolving growth and earning trust. -- Barbara Krasner, co-author of Between Give and Take: A Clinical Guide to Contextual Therapy and author of Truth, Trust, and Relationships: Healin

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