The Rough Patch : Marriage and the Art of Living Together
by Daphne De Marneffe


Overview - "Anyone grappling with the bewilderment of midlife...will be at once provoked and comforted by this enormously wise book" (Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage), from a psychologist who has worked for decades with patients struggling to preserve and enhance their marriages and long-term relationships.

People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn't always easy. In the brilliant, transformative, and optimistic The Rough Patch, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe explores the extraordinary pushes and pulls of midlife marriage, where our need to develop as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships.

"A book of good intentions and helpful advice and a worthy manual for spouses" (Kirkus Reviews), The Rough Patch addresses common problems: money, alcohol and drugs, the stresses of parenthood, sex, extramarital affairs, lovesickness, health, aging, children leaving home, and dealing with elderly parents. Then, de Marneffe offers seasoned wisdom on these difficulties, explaining the psychological, emotional, and relational capacities we must cultivate to overcome them as individuals and as couples. Blending research, interviews, and clinical experience, de Marneffe dives deep into the workings of love and the structures of relationships.

Intimate and sometimes gritty, The Rough Patch is an essential, compassionate resource for people trying to understand "where they are" on the continuum of marriage, giving them a chance to share in other people's stories and struggles. "De Marneffe writes with poetry, wit, and compassion about the necessity of struggle in the quest for true love. Anyone in any relationship at any stage of life could stand to learn from the wisdom in these pages" (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far from the Tree).

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Overview
"Anyone grappling with the bewilderment of midlife...will be at once provoked and comforted by this enormously wise book" (Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage), from a psychologist who has worked for decades with patients struggling to preserve and enhance their marriages and long-term relationships.

People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn't always easy. In the brilliant, transformative, and optimistic The Rough Patch, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe explores the extraordinary pushes and pulls of midlife marriage, where our need to develop as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships.

"A book of good intentions and helpful advice and a worthy manual for spouses" (Kirkus Reviews), The Rough Patch addresses common problems: money, alcohol and drugs, the stresses of parenthood, sex, extramarital affairs, lovesickness, health, aging, children leaving home, and dealing with elderly parents. Then, de Marneffe offers seasoned wisdom on these difficulties, explaining the psychological, emotional, and relational capacities we must cultivate to overcome them as individuals and as couples. Blending research, interviews, and clinical experience, de Marneffe dives deep into the workings of love and the structures of relationships.

Intimate and sometimes gritty, The Rough Patch is an essential, compassionate resource for people trying to understand "where they are" on the continuum of marriage, giving them a chance to share in other people's stories and struggles. "De Marneffe writes with poetry, wit, and compassion about the necessity of struggle in the quest for true love. Anyone in any relationship at any stage of life could stand to learn from the wisdom in these pages" (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far from the Tree).

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781501118937
  • ISBN-10: 1501118935
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: May 2019
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > Family & Relationships > Marriage & Long Term Relationships
Books > Social Science > Sociology - Marriage & Family
Books > Family & Relationships > Life Stages - Mid-Life

 
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