Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life

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Ballantine Books, 2006 - Self-Help - 546 pages
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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential. Gail Sheehy's brilliant road map of adult life shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. The Trying 20s -- The safety of home left behind, we begin trying on life's uniforms and possible partners in search of the perfect fit. The Catch 30s -- illusions shaken, it's time to make, break, or deepen life commitments. The Forlorn 40s -- Dangerous years when the dreams of youth demand reassessment, men and women switch characteristics, sexual panic is common, but the greatest opportunity for self-discovery awaits. The Refreshed (or Resigned) 50s -- Best of life for those who let go old roles and find a renewal of purpose.


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Contents

THE URGE TO MERGE
90
BEGINNINGS OF THE COUPLE PUZZLE
104
GETTING OFF TO A RUNNING START
119
THE ONE TRUE COUPLE
127
WHY CANT A WOMAN BE MORE LIKE A
153
MEN AND WOMEN
166
CATCH30
195
THE COUPLE KNOT THE SINGLE SPOT
213
THE AGE 35 SURVEY
367
THE AGE 40 CRUCIBLE
384
SWITCH40s AND THE COUPLE
402
THE SEXUAL DIAMOND
428
LIVING OUT THE FANTASY
452
LIVING OUT THE REALITY
468
Afterword
501
Notes and Sources
507

BUT IM UNIQUE
243
WOMENS LIFE PATTERNS
286
SETTING OFF ON THE MIDLIFE PASSAGE
342
YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY
356

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