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The Resource Gripes : the little quarrels of couples, Jean-Claude Kaufmann ; translated by Helen Morrison

Gripes : the little quarrels of couples, Jean-Claude Kaufmann ; translated by Helen Morrison

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Gripes : the little quarrels of couples
Title
Gripes
Title remainder
the little quarrels of couples
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Claude Kaufmann ; translated by Helen Morrison
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"We all know what it's like to be annoyed by little things that our husband, wife or partner does - leaving the cap off the toothpaste tube, leaving the toilet lid up, leaving dirty clothes on the floor - and we know how easily these little grievances of everyday life can spin out of control. In this brilliant new book the sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann shows us how and why sparks can suddenly fly even in the most well-adjusted couples. They see themselves as being in total harmony but they are mistaken! The clash between their uniquely individual attitudes to life rumbles on in silence until suddenly erupting in emotional outbursts each time an object or an attitude reveals for the thousandth time the unbearable and incomprehensible otherness of the partner.When this occurs, a whole panoply of tactics is deployed, ranging from the combative (secret acts of revenge) through the neutral (sulking) to the subtly loving. But these stormy episodes within relationships can have a happy ending, for it is through learning to overcome these irritations and aggravations that love is ultimately strengthened."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufmann, Jean-Claude
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French "Agacements"
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Couples
  • Couples
Label
Gripes : the little quarrels of couples, Jean-Claude Kaufmann ; translated by Helen Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-218) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. 1 + 1 = 4 -- The conjugal adventure -- Men and women : different or complementary? -- Pt. 2. In the eye of the storm -- The causes -- The mechanics -- The wider picture -- Pt. 3. Small acts of revenge and romantic tactics -- Communication difficulties -- Love's secret ways -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn426118957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780745643618
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010275575
System control number
(OCoLC)426118957
Label
Gripes : the little quarrels of couples, Jean-Claude Kaufmann ; translated by Helen Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-218) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. 1 + 1 = 4 -- The conjugal adventure -- Men and women : different or complementary? -- Pt. 2. In the eye of the storm -- The causes -- The mechanics -- The wider picture -- Pt. 3. Small acts of revenge and romantic tactics -- Communication difficulties -- Love's secret ways -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn426118957
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780745643618
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010275575
System control number
(OCoLC)426118957

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