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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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Very readable largely anecdotal descriptions of the stages of growing up. Concludes with "Renewal". (What a nice word to hear when your body is giving out and your brain is a takeaway that's been took ... Read full review

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