The Single Woman

The Single Woman – Married Man Syndrome (2000):

New York, Jason Aronson, Inc. (Roman and Littlefield imprint)

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.

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