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The Resource Couples : exploring and understanding the cycles of intimate relationships, Barry Dym and Michael L. Glenn

Couples : exploring and understanding the cycles of intimate relationships, Barry Dym and Michael L. Glenn

Label
Couples : exploring and understanding the cycles of intimate relationships
Title
Couples
Title remainder
exploring and understanding the cycles of intimate relationships
Statement of responsibility
Barry Dym and Michael L. Glenn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone, in or out of a relationship, has wondered how couples work, and what makes them successful or unsuccessful, long-lasting or short-term. In this insightful, refreshingly nonjudgmental book, Barry Dym, Ph. D., and Michael Glenn, M.D., chart the stages of a couple's journey together, and offer a provocative glimpse of the complex birth and development of intimate partnerships. At the heart of Couples, the authors identify three distinct yet recurring stages common to all enduring relationships. We learn that couples begin with a period of Expansion and Promise - a time when each individual feels somehow larger, more witty and charming, in short, the best person that he or she can be. The intensity of Expansion cannot last though, and inevitably will move into Contraction - we each pull back into our more habitual ways, enact or demand more stereotypical gender roles, and feel disappointed and betrayed. Couples who weather the storm of Contraction (and long-term couples will experience many of them) will resolve their struggles and move into a time of Resolution, when intimacy is renewed and each individual can become more complete, containing both their "best" and "worst" selves. But Couples is much more than a map. Illustrating their ideas with in-depth examples, Drs. Dym and Glenn reveal how a couple's identity is shaped by these stages and the powerful cultural expectations of society, friends, and family who tell us what a couple should be. Couples analyzes how recurrent patterns are established, and the impact of gender issues, children, and the serious crises that occur in any lifetime. Finally, the authors offer accessible suggestions for applying these concepts to one's own relationship, guiding couples and individuals in how to manage their own periods of turmoil and transition. Original, engaging, and thoughtful, Couples uncovers the essence of our most intimate relationship - ultimately, it offers a striking portrait not just of whom we love (and why), but who we are
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Dym, Barry
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Glenn, Michael L.
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  • Marriage
  • Unmarried couples
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
Label
Couples : exploring and understanding the cycles of intimate relationships, Barry Dym and Michael L. Glenn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A perfectly normal couple -- Couples in our time -- The changing cultural narrative -- Setting the stage -- The stage of expansion and promise -- The stage of contraction and betrayal -- The stage of resolution -- The couples' character forms -- Interactional sequences -- The couples' character over time -- How couples change -- Transformational experience -- Applications
Control code
26502754
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780060167134
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92053375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1492328
Label
Couples : exploring and understanding the cycles of intimate relationships, Barry Dym and Michael L. Glenn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A perfectly normal couple -- Couples in our time -- The changing cultural narrative -- Setting the stage -- The stage of expansion and promise -- The stage of contraction and betrayal -- The stage of resolution -- The couples' character forms -- Interactional sequences -- The couples' character over time -- How couples change -- Transformational experience -- Applications
Control code
26502754
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780060167134
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92053375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1492328

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