Breaking point: why women fall apart and how they can re-create their lives
An incisive look at a crisis point that many women experience and the surprising ways they can transcend this crisis to create more fulfilling -- and saner -- lives.
Women today find themselves striving to fulfill two conflicting life roles: the traditional woman who puts everyone's needs above her own, and the modern woman who strives to be independent and career-oriented. In Breaking Point, sociologist Martha Beck identifies a defining moment in many women's lives -- the breaking point -- when they find themselves pulled apart by too many competing, and ultimately irreconcilable, demands. The working mother trying to balance job and family, and the middle-aged homemaker whose husband leaves her for the bright young co-worker both face the breaking point.
Much as Gail Sheehy did in Passages, Dr. Beck articulates a common signpost in women's lives. She explains the five stages that characterize how women arrive at their breaking point, how their age defines their experience, and how they can transcend crisis and move on to redefine their lives.
Breaking Point offers a blueprint for navigating a signal event in women's lives as well as inspiring portraits of how others have traversed this time of crisis.
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Review: Breaking Point: Why Women Fall Apart and How They Can Re-create Their LivesUser Review - Elle - Goodreads
Martha Beck's research toward a PhD about the complexities of being a woman in our society. Read full review
Review: Breaking Point: Why Women Fall Apart and How They Can Re-create Their LivesUser Review - Amanda - Goodreads
Still my favorite of Dr. Beck's books. I tend toward the academic, but I also love personal narrative, and this is a great combination of both. This book really opened my eyes to the impossible bind ... Read full review
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