Sexual Arrangements — Marriage and Affairs - Janet Reibstein; Martin Richards;William Heinemann, 1992, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “‘Till death us do part. Forsaking all others.’ The words of the marriage service imply lifelong fidelity — but while most believe and hope they will remain faithful, there is increasing evidence that more and more partners have affairs at some time in their marriages. This important new study of affairs looks at marriage today, and asks whether it contains the seeds of its own destruction — whether the demands for marriage to be companionate, intimate, sexual, to be ‘everything’, are in fact impossible for many husbands and wives to meet. Using a mass of absorbing case histories, look at the ‘vulnerable’ points in marriage — the moments when the man or woman is most likely to stray (surprisingly the first year is a key one); they look at the very different experience an affair is for a man and a woman — and the very different consequence for a husband and for a wife if their affair is discovered. They look at the role of secrecy in marriage - and ask why so few extramarital affairs turn into successful subsequent marriages. They examine the impact on families, and particularly on children, when one parent is involved in a secret extramarital affair — and they look at what happens to a marriage when the revelation that one partner has been having an affair hits it like a bombshell.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 247
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