Passages Predictable Crises of Adult Life

ISBN-10: 034547922X

ISBN-13: 9780345479228

Edition: 30th 2006

Authors: Gail Sheehy

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When Passages was first published in 1976, Gail Sheehy's groundbreaking and brilliant insights into the predictable crises of adult life spoke to millions of readers worldwide. More relevant than ever, this timeless landmark book makes sense of the universal and inevitable passages we experience in our twenties, thirties, forties, and beyond. By illuminating these normal trials of adult life, Sheehy demonstrates how to use each challenge as an opportunity for creative change and growth toward one's full potential. Sheehy plots the inevitable personality and sexual changes with her clearly marked road map of adult life, including Through vivid life stories, eye-opening research, and wise analysis, Sheehy shows a whole new generation how to embrace change and achieve productivity and fulfillment at any stage in life. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 30th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

Introduction
Mysteries of the Life Cycle
Madness and Method
Is There Life After Youth?
Predictable Crises of Adulthood
Two Couples, Two Generations
The Developmental Ladder
Pulling Up Roots
Breast to Breakaway
Our Merger and Seeker Selves
The Inner Custodian
Breaking Away from the Inner Custodian
A First Solo Flight
Playing It to the Bust
"If I'm Late, Start the Crisis Without Me"
Seeking an Idea to Believe In
Which Model, Hero, or Heroine to Copy?
"What Am I Going to Do with My Life?"
The Urge to Merge
All You Need Is Love
The Piggyback Principle
Jailbreak Marriage
Openings
The Complete-Me Child
Compulsory Graffiti
The College Woman
Finding My "True Self"
Beginnings of the Couple Puzzle
The Trying Twenties
Getting off to a Running Start
I Should Be...
The Power of Illusions
One True Course in Life
The One True Couple
Going Through Changes...
Why Do Men Marry?
Safety
To Fill Some Vacancy in Themselves
To Get Away from Home
Prestige or Practicality
Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man and a Man Less Like a Racehorse?
The Bad Old Days
The Brave New Days
Fear of Success
Fear of Softness
Looking Past Our Noses
Sneak Preview: Men and Women Growing Up
The Responsive Man
The Initiating Woman
Passage to the Thirties
Catch-30
Catch-30 and the Couple
The Testimonial Woman
Wives' Work
Closed-Dyad Disease
Rooting and Extending
The Couple Knot, the Single Spot, the Rebound
The Couple Knot
The Single Spot
The Rebound
But I'm Unique
Men's Life Patterns
The Transient
Locked In
The Wunderkind
Never-Married Men, Paranurturers, and Latency Boys
Integrators
Women's Life Patterns
The Caregiver
Either-Or
The Nurturer Who Defers Achievement
The Achiever Who Defers Nurturing
Late-Baby Superachievers
Integrators
Never-Married Women
Transients
Deadline Decade
Setting off on the Midlife Passage
Seeing the Dark at the End of the Tunnel
Change in Time Sense
Change in Sense of Aliveness versus Stagnation
Change in Sense of Self and Others
De-Illusioning the Dream
Groping Toward Authenticity
From Disassembling to Renewal
Riding Out the Downside
You Are in Good Company
The Creative Crisis
The Spiritual Crisis
The Difference Between Midlife and Middle Age
The Age 35 Survey
The Crossroads for Women
The Re-potting of Priscilla Blum
The Age 40 Crucible
The Middle Manager
The Corporate Wunderkind
Letting Go of the Impossible Dream
The Joys of Caring
The Problems of Generativity
The Courage for a Career Change
The Turnaround
Switch-40s and the Couple
Correcting Disparities in the Dream
The Envied Wife
Where Have All the Children Gone?
Mother's Release from the Nest
The Second Wind of the Citizen-Soldier
The "Who's Crazy?" Argument
Whodunit?
The Sexual Diamond
Facing the Facts of Male and Female Sexual Life Cycles
The Diverging Sexual Life Cycles
The Educated Male Orgasm
The Curious Ups and Downs of Testosterone
Mysteries of the Climacteric
Sex and Menopause
Living out the Fantasy
The Change-of-Life Affair
Busting Out
Living out the Reality
Renewal
Renewal
New Veins of Energy
A No-Panic Approach to Physical Aging
Redefined Attitudes Toward Money, Religion, and Death
Companionship or a Zest for Aloneness
Approval of Oneself at Last
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes and Sources
Bibliography
Index
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