DIVORCE WONT HELP by Edmund Bergler


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The author of Unhappy Marriage and Divorce (International Universities Press-1946) and other psychiatric missives argues around the thesis that divorce is only a neurotic solution applied to neurotic persons, that changing the external factors of one's marriage cannot alter the inner conflict. In a consideration of neurotic marriages, this analyzes- with illustrations from his experience as a psychiatrist- both romantic love and sexual love, psychic masochism, frigidity and impotence, the allure of the forbidden, patterns of marriage and illusions about divorce, and so on. A simplification of more complex case experience, this combines Freudian theory with a very reasonable understanding of human nature, and aims at popularization of certain unpopular truths.

Pub Date: May 12th, 1948
Publisher: Harper