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The Mirages of Marriage

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  29 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
s/t: A Profoundly Original Look at the Marital Relationship with No-Nonsense...
This helpful, incisive analysis of marriage in America discusses the false assumptions of modern marriage and how to make a marriage work.
Hardcover, 473 pages
Published September 1st 1968 by W.W. Norton & Company (first published 1968)
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Sorqaqtani Beki
Nov 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OMG. Just stop now. The passive-aggressive subtext is an interesting study in unacknowledged sexism, but in terms of actual marital advice? not so much. They make such a big deal that "he" means "spouse", but - look here! - they use "one" where they actually mean "she". And who can trust any book that purports to study and describe problems in marriage without any discussion of domestic violence or abuse? hmm. maybe it's because those aren't common marital problems, from the perspective of MEN.
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elbren
Nov 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OMG. Just stop now. The passive-aggressive subtext is an interesting study in unacknowledged sexism, but in terms of actual marital advice? not so much. They make such a big deal that "he" means "spouse", but - look here! - they use "one" where they actually mean "she". And who can trust any book that purports to study and describe problems in marriage without any discussion of domestic violence or abuse? hmm. maybe it's because those aren't common marital problems, from the perspective of MEN.
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Miriam Holsinger
I enjoyed the premise of viewing relationships as a system. however the examples, especially in the antiquated situations were tiring and irrelevant.
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