EMOTIONAL MATURITY IN LOVE AND MARRIAGE by

EMOTIONAL MATURITY IN LOVE AND MARRIAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Lucy Freeman, whose name by now is a passe partout, and Harold Greenwald, a psychiatrist, who did an earlier study of the Call Girl, have collaborated to write a ""serious popular presentation"" of marriage and the many attitudes which may make it a hostile or empty relationship. The pre-marital and honeymoon periods are discussed (sexual intimacy before, which may lead to guilt or suspicion; the motivation to marry; etc.) so is the importance (not all) of the sexual relationship later. Some of the discussion concentrates on overt trouble areas; money, the importance of privacy- and communication; in laws; and relatively little about children. More of it deals with subconscious behavioral patterns, the double-mind (love-hate), the pleasure-pain principle, fears, fantasies, guilts. A considerable caseload of marital experiences supplements and illustrates the main areas of dissatisfaction which prevail and bear examination by those looking for enlightenment and guidance rather than easy reassurance- so common to this type of personal psychological counseling at a lower level.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1961
Publisher: Harper