Bach, George R., Dr. and Goldberg, Herb, Dr..
The Art of Assertive Living
. New York: Doubleday and Company, 1974.
An excellent resource for learning how to assert yourself in situations from home to work and in between. It includes a guide to seeing the “nice guy” image for what it really is.
Bach, George R., Dr. and Wyden, Peter.
The Intimate Enemy
Fight fair in Love and Marriage
. New York: Wm. Morrow, 1969
An excellent source of helpful hints for both the married and those contemplating it.
The Future of Marriage
. New York: World Publishing Company, 1972.
An easy to read very informative book which begins with the notion that when we speak of marriage we must clarify whether we’re speaking of the husband’s marriage or the wife’s. From this refreshing viewpoint, it moves on to the future via the past and present.
Levine, James A.
Who Will Raise The Children
New Options for Fathers (and Mothers)
. Philadelphia: Lippincott Publishing Company, 1976.
Presents a strong case for men and child care. Largely the out growth of his own experience with peoples’ reactions to his wanting to work with pre-schoolers, he challenges society’s assumption that men should be bread winners and women child nuturers.
. New York: Vintage Books, 1976.
Using the British woman as a model, Ms. Oakley draws parallels relevant to women everywhere. She makes no attempt to disguise the fact that her book is about
. Beginning with a look at what a housewife is, Oakley moves through the historic viewpoint, housewives today and two poignant myths.
Pietropinto, Anthony, M.D., and Simenauer, Jacqueline.
Wives. New York: Times Books, 1979.
These two authors share the results of a nationwide survey of close to 4000 married people between the ages of 18 and 65 who responded to both a questionnaire and answered several essay questions about their feelings, fantasies and relationships. The results are truly fascinating.
Steinfeld, George, Ph.D.
. Jonesboro, Tennessee: Pilgrimage, Inc., 1980.
In this work Dr. Steinfeld presents his model for counseling which consists of a combination of varied approaches for modifying one’s perspective. This is a short but very informative work which can be very helpful to anyone.
Tennov, Dorothy, Ph.D.
Love and Limerence
. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1980.
Motivated by a discussion with several students after a lecture, Dr. Tennov decides to research the reasons so many people are incapacitated by love. She coins a word “limerence” to describe a destructive or harmful type of love and through anecdotes and questions and answers she presents her theory.
The Hazardous Cure
. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1979.
In this scathing attack on the established order of things Dr. Tennov makes a case against going for psychotherapy and furthermore challenges the tradition of sending women in particular to the therapist’s couch.
Walster, Elaine, and Walster, William G.
A New Look At Love
. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1978.
The Walsters have written an easy to read, highly informative book that not only presents some research that may surprise you but do so in a style that combines humor with realism.