But not too drastically. Taking stock of the new options now available thanks to the impact of the pill, the vasectomy,...

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CHANGING YOUR LIFE STYLE

But not too drastically. Taking stock of the new options now available thanks to the impact of the pill, the vasectomy, Women's Lib, encounter groups and hippie communes, Porat and Myers opine that the most extreme -- e.g., group marriages -- rarely succeed. Instead take your pick of Single by Choice, Serial Monogamy, Limited Partnership, or Fulfilled Marriage -- the last, despite the authors' denials, seems remarkably like the good old traditional marriage partnership (just add a Marriage Contract ""realistic, flexible, individualized and renegotiable"" with periodic checkups to see that household jobs, child care, money and leisure time are being distributed as per written agreement). Actually most of this is quite sensible -- homilies and nostrums often are. The New Man needs help in getting in touch with his emotions; the Liberated Woman needs to rid herself of the assumption that her identity is defined by her relationship to a man. Everyone needs greater self-esteem. And some -- those who missed Open Marriage for example -- may even need this soft-soap rerun.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

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Publisher: Lyle Stuart

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973