Description : Fiona Travers, single and in her thirties, has a talent for choosing Mr Wrong. One disappointment too many, and she decides to abandon the hunt. Old Maids RIP, the new spinster thrives. Aren't the days long gone when you hooked a husband to acquire a life? What can a man give Fiona that she can't give herself? She voluntarily places herself on the shelf - for good. But there's nothing more unsettling to the miserably married than a woman who trades in happy-ever-after for the chance of a new beginning. Take Jill. She's convinced that Fiona's announcement is just another ploy to help herself to a husband - Jill's. At the same time Claire, Fiona's best friend, has grown weary of coping alone. Secretly, she's arranged a marriage for herself. It ain't love, but when you're hurtling towards middle age, childfree and spouse-less, companionship is good enough . . . Or is it? Yvonne Roberts' wise and witty novel wickedly proposes that the trouble with single women today - is that no one can quite predict what they might do next . . . While the trouble with love - is that it still holds all the best tricks.
Description : Robin Dunbar asks whether science really is unique to Western culture, even to humankind. He suggests that our "trouble with science" may lie in the fact that evolution has left our minds better able to cope with day-to-day social interaction than with the complexities of the external world.
Description : The increase in numbers of single people has been described as one of the greatest social phenomena of western society. Most women will spend periods of their lives alone, without a committed partner relationship. Yet there is still a degree of social stigma attached to this status. Single women are a crucial group for study in relation to perceived changes in family life and relationships. This book provides a new understanding of what is often taken-for-granted – female single identity. In an examination of extracts from her interviews with women aged 30 to 60 years and living alone, Jill Reynolds explores how women deal with this potentially stigmatized identity. She focuses on identity and self-representation through consideration of discourse and the conversational moves made by the participants. Her analysis highlights that the culturally available and familiar resources for understanding singleness are highly polarized. Single women weave their way through the extreme contrasts of a denigrated or an empowered identity. Thus, while most participants give very positive accounts, they also pay attention to widespread social expectations that success in life involves a long-term committed relationship. This book makes an important contribution to the understanding of the lives of single women and represents a challenge to the considerable literature on gender and family life which has inadequately theorized singleness. It will be of great interest to academics and students in social psychology, sociology, social work and social policy. It will also be of particular interest to students of gender studies, qualitative research, narrative studies, conversation analysis and discourse analysis.
Description : Discusses the psychological and mystical meanings of specific symbols in dreams and provides experiments to help remember and analyze dreams
Description : For Her Thirty-Seventh Birthday, JeanAnn's Friends Place a Personal Ad For Her…. The Three Blind Dates: Bachelor #1: Nice enough—except for that little problem. Bachelor #2: Talked nonstop about his ex-wife. Bachelor #3: Gorgeous and a gentleman—until the big incident. Mr. Right? After all the perfume (which he doesn't respond to), all the small talk (which he doesn't make) and all the dry goodbye kisses (he's too passionate for that), JeanAnn finally falls in love. Hint: He's the only one who's not the least bit interested….
Description : The recently married Bernie Mylin and his wife, Gwen, have relocated to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area and finds turmoil is once again building. Norma Harris, who has caused so much trouble in the past for the Mylin's, has reached out to Harrisburg from her prison cell in Germany. Arson, murders, and a kidnapping keeps Bernie on his toes, seeking answers. Bernie and Gwen call upon two of their friends from Cicero, Illinois, to contribute their help in catching a criminal. Meanwhile, Bernie must still manage an international standards department and hire engineers for two new major product families. At times the swirl of events almost becomes too much to bear. During the course of the story, Bernie Mylin, a Christian, must respond to questions and situations imposed by unbelieving co-workers. Questions of faith are considered as well as Bernie's attempt to witness to a member of a cult. David F. Rundle has had four books published previously. Two are nonfiction Bible study aids (Your Mirror Reflects Jacob and Grace and the Rebel Sigh) and two Christian murder mysteries titled A Spring Cicero Murder and The Bloodied Lambskin. David Rundle worked for thirty-five years in the electronic components industry as Product Engineering Manager and retired in 1998 as Global Product Standards Director. David Rundle's vision and desire is to write and publish fictional novels (mysteries) that include travel to international locations he has visited during his standardization efforts. These novels would also include aspects of electronic component engineering activities while presenting a Christian worldview dealing with everyday challenges faced by company employees. His hope is that the reader would be entertained while observing practical Christian living. David Rundle is a Christian and has served as Deacon, Elder, and teacher in the various churches he has attended.
Description : Many single woman–married man relationships are characterized by such recognizable, even stereotypic, interactions and run such a predictable course as to constitute a genuine syndrome. Documenting the existence of this syndrome with case histories from inside and outside clinical practice, Dr. Tuch gives serious consideration to the complex dynamics involved and offers a framework to help patients struggling with their involvement in such affairs. A broader discussion of relations between men and women evolves and addresses such issues as men's dread of women; women's unique inclinations to employ masochistic adaptations in their relations with men; married couples' varied styles of dealing with their differences; the relationship of power and control to the processes of domination, submission, and the act of surrendering; and the development of the capacity to fall and remain in love.