Women with alcoholic husbands: ambivalence and the trap of codependency

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University of North Carolina Press, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 223 pages
In this important new study of women with alcoholic husbands, Ramona Asher describes the process of coming to terms with a profound crisis in one's life. Her analysis breaks through popular notions about wives of alcoholics and presents a whole new understanding of denial, control, and other so-called symptoms of codependency. Table of Contents: The Early Problem Phase; The Problem Amplification Phase; The Proximal Treatment Phase; The Post-Treatment Phase; Conclusion: Sociological Insights, Implications, and Speculation.

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