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Marriage, a history : from obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriage / by Coontz, Stephanie.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- pt. 1: In search of traditional marriage. The radical idea of marrying for love -- The many meanings of marriage -- The invention of marriage -- pt. 2: The era of political marriage. Soap operas of the ancient world -- Something borrowed : the marital legacy of the classical world and early Christianity -- Playing the bishop, capturing the queen : aristocratic marriages in early medieval Europe -- How the other 95 percent wed : marriage among the common folk of the Middle Ages -- Something old, something new : Western European marriage at the dawn of the modern age -- pt. 3: The love revolution. From yoke mates to soul mates : emergence of the love match and the male provider marriage -- "Two birds within one nest" : sentimental marriage in nineteenth-century Europe and North America -- "A heaving volcano" : beneath the surface of Victorian marriage -- "The time when mountains move has come" : from sentimental to sexual marriage -- Making do, then making babies : marriage in the Great Depression and World War II -- The era of Ozzie and Harriet : the long decade of "traditional" marriage -- pt. 4: Courting disaster? : the collapse of universal and lifelong marriage. Winds of change : marriage in the 1960s and 1970s -- The perfect storm : the transformation of marriage at the end of the twentieth century -- Uncharted territory : how the transformation of marriage is changing our lives -- Conclusion : For better or worse? : the future of marriage.
Subjects: Marriage;
© 2005., Viking,
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A good marriage / [electronic resource]. by King, Stephen.; Hecht, Jessica.;
Narrator: Jessica Hecht.Bob Anderson, Darcy's husband of more than twenty years, is away on one of his business trips, when his unsuspecting wife looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers she doesn't know her husband at all, but rather has been living with a stranger. This horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, could be the end of what Darcy though was a good marriage...Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 100022 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Horror.; Literature.; Thriller.;
© 2014., Simon & Schuster Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=1914075 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The perfect marriage : [electronic resource] : A completely gripping psychological suspense. by Rose, Jeneva.; Hellegers, Neil.;
Narrator: Neil Hellegers.Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. At thirty-three years old, she is a named partner at her firm and life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He is a struggling writer who has had little success in his career. He begins to tire of his and Sarah's relationship as she is constantly working. Out in the secluded woods, at Adam and Sarah's second home, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. Then, one morning everything changes. Adam is arrested for Kelly's murder. She had been found stabbed to death in Adam and Sarah's second home. Sarah soon finds herself playing the defender for her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress. But is Adam guilty or is he innocent?Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 249417 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Suspense.; Thriller.;
© 2020., Dreamscape Media,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5921678 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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An American marriage : a novel / by Jones, Tayari.;
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; African Americans; Man-woman relationships; African American families; False imprisonment; Triangles (Interpersonal relations);
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An American marriage : [electronic resource] : a novel. by Jones, Tayari.; Crisden, Sean.;
Narrator: Sean Crisden.In An American Marriage, the author of Silver Sparrow returns with a stunning novel about race, loyalty, and love that endures.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 253141 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2018., HighBridge,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=3785073 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The marriage portrait : [electronic resource] : A novel. by O'Farrell, Maggie.; Gaunt, Genevieve.;
Narrator: Genevieve Gaunt.Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo: free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings, and to devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her wedding to the ruler of Ferrara, Moderna and Regio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father just as quick to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now make her way in a troubled court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her new husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appeared to be before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble? As Lucrezia sits in constricting finery for a painting intended to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court's eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess's future hangs entirely in the balance.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 375844 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2022., Random House Audio,
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Men are from Mars, women are from Venus : the classic guide to understanding the opposite sex / by Gray, John,1951-;
Illustrates common conflicts between men and women and offers advice on how to counteract differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and behavior.
Subjects: Marriage.; Communication in marriage.; Interpersonal relations.;
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The 80/80 marriage : a new model for a happier, stronger relationship / by Klemp, Nathaniel J.,1979-author.; Klemp, Kaley,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218).Introduction -- Exploring the three models of marriage. 80/20 : where we were ; 50/50 : where we are now ; 80/80 : where we want to go next -- Cultivating a new mindset. Radical generosity : the 80/80 mindset ; Contribution : what you do ; Appreciation : what you see ; Revealing : what you say -- Building a new structure. Shared success : the 80/80 structure ; Roles : who does what? ; Priorities : what's your yes? ; Boundaries : what's your no? ; Power : who's in control ; Sex : orgasmic altruism -- Living the 80/80 marriage. Resistance : the reluctant partner ; Rituals : the 5 essential habits of the 80/80 marriage -- Epilogue.The Klemp's work as mindfulness and leadership experts often fell to the wayside when they came home in the evening, only to end up fighting about fairness in their marriage. They believed in a model where each partner contributed equally and fairness ruled, but, in reality, they were finding that balance near impossible to achieve. They developed the idea of the 80/80 marriage, a new model for balancing career, family, and love, one that pushes couples beyond the limited idea of "fairness" toward a new model grounded on radical generosity and shared success. Their book provides practical, powerful solutions to transform your relationship and open up space for greater love and connection. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Marriage.; Married people; Intimacy (Psychology); Communication in marriage.;
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This matter of marriage / [electronic resource]. by Macomber, Debbie.; Rudd, Kate.;
Narrator: Kate Rudd.If I want to get married and have a family (and I do), it's time for a plan!! -- from Hallie McCarthy's diary. The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing away. She's hitting the big three-0 and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. But Hallie's an organized, goal-setting kind of person. She gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight in Shining Armor. But all her dates are disasters. (There's the cheapskate and the sex fiend and...well, never mind.) Too bad she can't just fall for her good-looking neighbor, Steve Marris. He's definitely not her type. Anyway, Steve's busy trying to win back his ex-wife, Mary Lynn, who's busy getting married -- but not to Steve. Life would be so much simpler if he could fall for someone else. Like...Hallie. They're friends, though -- and sometimes friends become lovers. Sometimes friends become more....Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Romance.;
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3198206 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive;
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After marriage equality : the future of LGBT rights / by Ball, Carlos A.,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.In persuading the Supreme Court that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, the LGBT rights movement has achieved its most important objective of the last few decades. Throughout its history, the marriage equality movement has been criticized by those who believe marriage rights were a conservative cause overshadowed a host of more important issues. Now that nationwide marriage equality is a reality, everyone who cares about LGBT rights must grapple with how best to promote the interests of sexual and gender identity minorities in a society that permits same-sex couples to marry. This book brings together twelve original essays by leading scholars of law, politics, and society to address the most important question facing the LGBT movement today: What does marriage equality mean for the future of LGBT rights? After Marriage Equality, The Future of LGBT Rights explores crucial and wide-ranging social, political, and legal issues confronting the LGBT movement, including the impact of marriage equality on political activism and mobilization, antidiscrimination laws, transgender rights, LGBT elders, parenting laws and policies, religious liberty, sexual autonomy, and gender and race differences. The book also looks at how LGBT movements in other nations have responded to the recognition of same-sex marriages, adn what we might emulate or adjust in our own advocacy. Aiming to spark discussion and further debate regarding the challenges and possibilities of the LGBT movement's future, After Marriage Equality will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of sexual equality. -- from dust jacket.
Subjects: Essays.; Sexual minorities; Same-sex marriage; Gay liberation movement; Sexual minorities; Same-sex marriage.; Gay liberation movement.;
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