They were engaged within two months and married in six and now they have three little boys and a dog and a cat and a three-story Victorian in Coogee.” My body trembled as I saw the similarities to my own marriage.
Author: Pauline Brooks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In season four of Darren Star’s hit TV Land series Younger, the editors at Empirical Press are shocked and deeply moved when they read Marriage Vacation, an autobiographical novel by the publisher’s estranged wife, Pauline Turner Brooks. Knowing the book will cause a sensation, they decide they must publish it. Now you can read what the hype is about—including page 58 that had everyone buzzing (...and blushing). Marriage Vacation is for anyone who has ever fantasized about what it would be like to run away from it all. By all appearances, Kate Carmichael has the perfect life: two adorable daughters, a prewar townhouse on the Upper East Side, and a husband who runs one of the most successful publishing companies in New York. But when Kate attends a wedding and reconnects with successful friends from graduate school, she suddenly sees her life in a different light: the career she didn’t pursue, the dreams she’s locked away, the empty veneer of her privilege. When the wedding weekend ends, instead of heading home to her husband and family, Kate gets on a plane and flies halfway around the world. She claims it’s just going to be for a week—two max—just so she can clear her head and reconnect with her lost dreams. But the adventure doesn't go quite as planned. This provocative and gripping novel asks: Is a wife and mother allowed to have a midlife crisis? And, if she does, can she ever be forgiven? PRAISE FOR Marriage Vacation “Marriage Vacation has everything you want an in a novel: fascinating characters, drama, secrets, emotional reckonings, and far-flung adventure. If you love Younger, you’ll love this book. If you’ve never watched an episode of Younger (you should change that), you’ll still love this book. And just wait until you read page 58!” —Darren Star, creator of Sex and The City and Younger “This brilliant romp helps us understand why Liza was so excited to discover the manuscript, how any woman could leave the dreamy Charles, and what exactly Pauline—by way of her fictional alter ego, Kate Carmichael—did on that mysterious Marriage Vacation. Pack this heartfelt, insightful, funny, sexy book when you take a vacation of your own.” —Pamela Redmond Satran, author of Younger
Marriage for Life Emily Reimer-Barry ... They had been married for less than two years. Her story challenges many stereotypes about persons ... Grace explains: Well, we went on vacation, and there was something weird going on with him.
Author: Emily Reimer-Barry
Publisher: Lexington Books
Marriage for Life begins by listening to the lived experiences of Catholic, married, HIV-positive women, in order to better understand their struggles. The eight women interviewed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, shared their stories of marriage, of family life, of church involvement, and of living with HIV. Their candid reflections offer a fresh and grounded perspective on the challenges of living with HIV in a US context. After listening to and learning from these women’s experiences, Reimer-Barry constructs a theology of Christian marriage that is life-giving in a world with AIDS. While Catholic teachings have developed and now affirm the equal dignity of women and men, troubling legacies of women’s subordination remain embedded in liturgical practices and theological texts. Arguing that self-care is an indispensable component of a healthy marriage, Reimer-Barry constructs a life-affirming theology of marriage that is sensitive to the struggles of her collaborators. She argues that marriage for life must promote the full flourishing of both partners, respect wives as equal partners with their husbands, and offer a coherent and empowering sexual ethic. Building on the wisdom of her collaborators’ lived experiences, Reimer-Barry examines the need for a more adequate Catholic response to HIV and AIDS, arguing that church communities should promote comprehensive sexual education, affirm both abstinence and condom use for HIV prevention, and actively work to reduce stigmatizing behaviors within church communities. She also unpacks the implications of marriage for life for Catholic liturgical practice, marriage preparation programs, sexual education programs, and family ministries. Modeling her method on what Pope Francis calls the “art of accompaniment,” Reimer-Barry argues that Catholic theology of marriage must be renewed and updated so that all can plainly understand that marriage is for life.
Author: William Makepeace ThackerayPublish On: 1877
... comes remark that it is generally the young to dinner ; and Emma ( who was Ed . men who marry vulgar wives . ... and who conare on a reading tour for the Long siders herself jilted by his marriage Vacation , they are quartered at ...
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VACATION FROM MARRIAGE This term describes a multitude of undertakings , ranging from certain normal and acceptable marital customs to the erotic vagaries of individuals conjoined in a " shallow " marriage . Many couples in a position ...
Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.Publish On: 2009-09-20
Lederer and Jackson , in their classic book The Mirages of Marriage , 14 discussed what often happens when people marry . According to their reasoning , marriage is like saving money for a longawaited vacation to Florida .
Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Marriages are in trouble today. That is clear. Effective mothods of combating this trend are less evident. Counselors, pastors and social workers need more than mere theories or mere moralizing. They need a practical and comprehensive model for understanding couples and their problems. They need a throughly Christian perspective that is biblical, compassionate and human. Everett Worthington provides this in an integrated, biblically based theory of marriage and marriage therapy with analysis at three levels: the individual, the couple and the family. The model he has constructed, with techniques drawn from the major psychological schools, is standard enough to guide counselors in actual interventions and powerful enough to produce change. A thoroughgoing overview of the assessment process includes practical, workable guidelines for: creating realistic, mutually-agreeable goals for counselor and clients; estimating the number of sessions needed to reach those goals; and planning the actual assessment, intervention and termination sessions. Next Worthington offers specific techniques for enhancing cooperative change, intimacy, communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness within the marriage. But keeping couples from slipping back into old patterns is one of the counselor's most difficult tasks. So Worthington concludes with suggestions for solidifying change and effectively concluding the counseling relationship. Here is a text that will be a standard for counselors, pastors and mental health professionals in the years to come.
... group of female adventurers were Sophia Skorphil, who married a motorcycle repair shop owner in Vienna, made a weeklong, 2000-km trip to the Adriatic coast in 1930 with her sister, enjoying an independent “marriage vacation.
Author: Gijs Mom
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic perspective, this book explains the current obsession with automobiles by delving deep into the motives of early car users. It provides a synthesis of our knowledge about the emergence and persistence of the car, using a broad range of material including novels, poems, films, and songs to unearth the desires that shaped our present “car society.” Combining social, psychological, and structural explanations, the author concludes that the ability of cars to convey transcendental experience, especially for men, explains our attachment to the vehicle.
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That's reason enough to have some protection in case your marriage is added to such statistics . Marriage vacation . To vacate means to empty out . In a marriage vacation a couple who finds that their married life is more hassle than ...
You constantly suggest going on vacation together, but he always puts you off. The reason—he doesn't want to do the type of things with you that he's reserving for the woman he will marry. One, he doesn't want you getting misled, ...
Author: RM Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
R.M. Johnson, #1 Essence bestselling author of The Million Dollar Divorce offers an enlightening perspective to the question that has baffled millions of women for decades. Johnson’s fiction writing has been described as "powerful and bold…from the heart, thought-provoking, and life-changing" (Eric Jerome Dickey), and he expertly allows female readers access to the male perspective. Now, in Why Men Fear Marriage, his first foray into nonfiction, his insight illuminates a topic that has increased in intensity and relevance in recent decades. Why Men Fear Marriage sheds important light on several issues behind men’s inability to commit. Johnson explains why men cling to their single status and offers tips for identifying whether or not a man is truly interested in marriage. This helpful guide equips women with the tools to distinguish between someone who is Mr. Right, as opposed to Mr. Right Now, and helps women to see situations the way that men often see them. Informative and engaging, Why Men Fear Marriage is a bold and much-needed discussion of an issue that deeply touches millions of people, regardless of race or gender.