By Frances Cohen Praver
Riveting vignettes exhibit the internal and outer lives of ladies engaged in extramarital affairs. In spotlighting the numerous impacts that spur ladies to cheat—from marital discord, youth histories and sociopolitical background to pop and postmodern culture—Dr. Praver neither condemns nor condones such affairs. as an alternative, she goals to aid better halves and husbands query their very own wants and activities, realize their very own roles in marital difficulties, and develop into encouraged to discover inventive options. This paintings is an intimate and complete exam of better halves' wishes for extramarital affairs. It comprises vignettes from more youthful and older better halves, in addition to operating, stay-at-home and remarried other halves, from people with and with out young ones, and from those that flip to same-sex affairs. The authoritative and scholary underpinnings are awarded in a reader-friendly variety that might attract all ladies, in addition to to clinicians and academics.Readers who're thinking about or contemplating extramarital affairs will think supported, confirmed, and encouraged to go into right into a discussion for swap. This e-book and its bright case stories, choked with discussion that permits readers a front-row seat within the treatment room, encourage one to hear and examine with no harsh perjorative judgments. whereas the problems listed below are profound, the publication is usually evocative and relaxing.
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Overall, the sexual revolution of the sixties met with a sexual counterrevolution in the eighties. Women began to rethink the sixties notion of sex without intimacy. They found that sex lost its allure without the substance of love, romance, and commitment. Hence, the desire for women to engage in extramarital affairs 36 DARING WIVES has become a more serious matter. The lure of free sexual expression out of marriage has undergone a transformation. The desire of women for extramarital affairs in our current climate is mainly in response to unresolved childhood issues, marital problems, and fear of intimacy, or as a catalyst for change.
6 This finding is supported by current research. 7 Another study8 suggests that close relationships regulate fear of death. These findings led me to muse on the effect of our current era of terrorism on monogamy. I wonder whether men and women will be more motivated to seek greater romantic and sexual fulfillment in committed marriages, rather than in extramarital affairs. After 9/11, throngs of people immediately contacted their spouses. In my practice, an estranged wife contacted her detested ex-husband, and they went home together.
18 So, even though women seemingly enjoyed equal sexual liberties, it was because of men. Indeed, gender relations influenced the double standard. The 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons, based on an eighteenth-century novel, depicts this game of love between Valmont and Madame de Tourvel. The film stars John Malkovich as Se´bastien de Valmont and Michelle Pfeiffer as Madame de Tourvel. The story of passion, women’s infidelity, deception, and betrayal is still fascinating in our modern sophisticated culture.
Daring Wives: Insight into Women's Desires for Extramarital Affairs by Frances Cohen Praver