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Love Between Equals

Author : Pepper Schwartz
ISBN : 9781439105214
Genre : Psychology
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"...any couple contemplating marriage or reevaluating an existing one will find powerful information and encouragement here for a true marriage of minds." -- Kirkus Reviews "Pepper Schwartz is remarkable. She explains to us the possibilities for relationships that remain for so many a fantasy. This book is a necessity for anyone who wants to understand how partnerships work but more importantly wants to really love." -- Wendy Wasserstein, Playwright: author of Isn't It Romantic?, The Heidi Chronicles, and The Sisters Rosensweig
Category: Psychology

Love Between Equals

Author : Polly Young-Eisendrath
ISBN : 9780834841802
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Learn how to successfully negotiate conflicts and deepen our most intimate relationships in this practical and thoughtful guide by an experienced Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist, and couples counselor. A committed relationship, as most people see it today, is a partnership of equals who share values and goals, a team united by love and dedicated to each other’s growth on every level. This contemporary model for coupledom requires real intention and work, and, more often than not, the traditional archetypes of relationships experienced by our parents and grandparents fail us or seem irrelevant. Utilizing the wisdom of her years of personal and professional practice, Young-Eisendrath dismantles our idealized projections about love, while revealing how mindfulness and communication can help us identify and honor the differences with our partners and strengthen our bonds. These practical and time-tested guidelines are rooted in sound understanding of modern psychology and offer concrete ideas and the necessary tools to reinforce and reinvigorate our deepest relationships.
Category: Family & Relationships

Peer Marriage

Author : Pepper Schwartz
ISBN : UOM:39015059163702
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Today's couples insist on equality in most aspects of their marriages. Based on probing in-depth interviews with more than 100 couples, this book uncovers the hidden pitfalls, the drastic changes, and the unsuspected and astonishing rewards experienced by truly equal partners in these new marital relationships.
Category: Family & Relationships

Love Between Equals

Author : John Wilson
ISBN : 0312127294
Genre : Philosophy
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Everyone loves something or somebody, and most people are concerned with loving another person like themselves, all equal. This book is based on the belief that getting clear about the concept and meaning of love between equals is essential for success in our practical lives. For how can we love properly unless we have a fairly clear idea of what love is? The book is written in ordinary language and for the ordinary person, without jargon or philosophical technicalities. It aims to show that love between equals involves a single basic disposition, though that disposition expresses itself in various ways. Thus, after an introduction explaining the need for analysis and clarification, the author then deals in order with love as desire or need; with intrinsic friendship and sharing the self; with basic difficulties concerning power, dependence, altruism and paranoia; with sex and erotic love; and finally with the value in human life of love between equals. The work as a whole gives clear, coherent and practical guidance for all who wish to grasp what such love is really like.
Category: Philosophy

Love Equals Power

Author : Eileen McBride
ISBN : 9781922036391
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Love is to the spiritual Universe as gravity is to the physical world. An understanding of love as the only true power, the fundamental and basic structure of all life and being, leads to a new view of life and truth that leads to wholeness, happiness and healing. Love Equals Power provides an entertaining and compelling discussion of the big questions of life, offering answers that are both radical and inspiring. Drawing on her own lifelong experience with spiritual healing as well as her wide-ranging research of different spiritual practices and theories, Eileen McBride argues that all true knowledge lies within us and is accessed through love. Love Equals Power provides not only the ideas but also the practical strategies to harness all the power needed to find spiritual solutions to human problems, to heal our bodies and lives, and to create the life we truly desire.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Aphra Behn And Her Female Successors

Author : Margarete Rubik
ISBN : 9783643800961
Genre : English fiction
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"This collection of essays casts new light at Aphra Behn's poetry, drama, prose and literary criticism. The contributors analyse her creative response to the literary theories, genres and motifs of her age and point out remarkable analogies to the writings of her female successors, some of whom have not hitherto been viewed in relation to this Restoration pioneer of female authorship. Her influence on modern writers can still be felt in texts as diverse as Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Molly Brown's historical thriller set in Restoration England, and Joan Anim-Addo's adaptation of Oroonoko."--Publisher's description.
Category: English fiction

The Struggle For Equal Adulthood

Author : Corinne T. Field
ISBN : 9781469618159
Genre : Social Science
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In the fight for equality, early feminists often cited the infantilization of women and men of color as a method used to keep them out of power. Corinne T. Field argues that attaining adulthood--and the associated political rights, economic opportunities, and sexual power that come with it--became a common goal for both white and African American feminists between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The idea that black men and all women were more like children than adult white men proved difficult to overcome, however, and continued to serve as a foundation for racial and sexual inequality for generations. In detailing the connections between the struggle for equality and concepts of adulthood, Field provides an essential historical context for understanding the dilemmas black and white women still face in America today, from "glass ceilings" and debates over welfare dependency to a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. Drawn from a fascinating past, this book tells the history of how maturity, gender, and race collided, and how those affected came together to fight against injustice.
Category: Social Science

About Love

Author : Robert C. Solomon
ISBN : 9780872208575
Genre : Philosophy
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For those in love, for those out of love, and for those looking for love, this refreshing study offers an insight on the phenomenon of romantic love. It explores the crucial ingredients of time and sex in contemporary relationships.
Category: Philosophy

Communications Social Order Ppr

Author : Hugh Dalziel Duncan
ISBN : 1412819962
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this highly influential study of art forms as models for a theory of communications, Hugh Dalziel Duncan demonstrates that without understanding of the role of symbols in society, social scientists cannot hope to develop adequate models for social analysis. He reviews critically major contributions to communication theory during the past century: Freud's analysis of dream symbolism, Simmel's concept of sociability, James' insights into religious experience, and Dewey's relating of art to experience.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Is It Then Between Us

Author : Eric Murphy Selinger
ISBN : 0801484669
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"What Is It Then between Us? marks the appearance of a bright new star in the poetry criticism firmament. Eric Murphy Selinger explores the complex history of American love poetry with panache, acumen, and scholarly precision. His readings of love poems by writers as diverse as Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, and James Merrill are both nimble and persuasive. Itself written con amore, What Is It Then between Us? is a pioneering study of the imaginative ways our poets have recorded the ordeals and pleasures of love in their verse."--Herbert Leibowitz, Editor and Publisher, Parnassus: Poetry in ReviewTracing the solitude of the American self, the difference between idolatrous and companionate affection, and the dream of an "America of love," Eric Murphy Selinger shows how such concerns can shape a poet's most intimate decisions about genre and form. His lucid, elegant prose illuminates not only well-known love poets, including Emily Dickinson and William Carlos Williams, but also more unexpected figures, notably Wallace Stevens and Mina Loy. Like the poets he discusses, Selinger refuses to view love reductively. Rather, he takes the impulse to debunk love as part of his subject, whether it crops up in Puritan theology or contemporary literary theory. As he details Whitman's courtship of his readers, weighs the restorations of romance in H. D. and Ezra Pound, and demonstrates the bonds between poets as disparate as Robert Creeley and Robert Lowell, Selinger establishes love poetry as an essential American genre.
Category: Literary Criticism