ROMANTIC MARRIAGE by Lee R. Steiner

ROMANTIC MARRIAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

ee Steiner, a practising psychologist, in book and magazine (True Love-olumn) form and on the air does not believe in romantic marriage, an illusory idealization. She does believe in marriage although with so many variable objectives in a society which consists of different classes and religions it is difficult to define what is a normal marriage, except that which exists in your life. discussion here which is popular, rather than probing, provides a spot check of certain social artifacts and attitudes: the masculine man; the mother-wife-omemaker (a paid job is easier); sex- with more to learn from Kinsey than Freud; arents and children; values in marriage (reduced here chiefly to a discussion of oney and leisure time management); moodiness; on being single, widowed or divorced; and finally the value of counseling. There is a good deal of supportive data from her own casework and findings in the field, but the coverage is spotty, perhaps the price to be paid for flexibility. However, she does provide a safe and sound form of commentary and keeps the optimistic placebo to a minimum.

Publisher: Chilton