Passages : predictable crises of adult life / Gail Sheehy.

By: Sheehy, Gail
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : E. P. Dutton, c1976Edition: 1st editionDescription: xiv, 393 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 0525176136 Subject(s): Adulthood | Maturation (Psychology) | Socialization | Middle-aged persons -- PsychologyDDC classification: 301.434
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Part One: Mysteries of the life cycle
1. Madness and method
2. Predictable crises of adulthood

Part Two: Pulling up roots
3. Breast to breakaway
4. Playing it to the bust
5. "If I'm late, start the crisis without me"
6. The urge to merge
7. Beginnings of the couple prize

Part Three: The trying twenties
8. Getting off a running start
9. The one true couple
10. Why do men marry?
11. Why can't a woman be more like a man and a man less like a ragehorse
12. Sneak preview: Men and women growing up

Part Four: Passage to the thirties
13. Catch 30
14. The couple knot, the single spot, the rebound

Part Five: But I'm unique
15. Men's life patterns
16. Women's life patterns

Part Six: Deadline decade
17. Setting off on the midlife passage
18. You are in good company
19. The age 35 survey
20. The age 40 crucible
21. Switch 40s and the couple
22. The sexual diamond
23. Living out the fantasy
24. Living out the reality

Part Seven: Renewal
25. Renewal

Bibliography : p. 375-381 . _ Index : p. 383-393.

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