For over thirty years, Susan Shapiro Barash has been researching female infidelity. In her fascinating and provocative updated investigation, A Passion for More, we learn why and how a diverse group of women in their twenties to their eighties conduct affairs. Through personal accounts of over seventy women, we get a wide-angle picture of how a lover is chosen with agency.
Today women have affairs with a sense of entitlement. The fate of Anna Karenina, Emma Bovary and Hester Prynne is over. While these literary figures’ destinies were grim, real women in real time are exploring their needs with a striking absence of guilt and as a form of self- exploration. In her book, Susan analyzes:
The Four Types of Affairs
*Empowering Affairs: Women have more opportunities today; an affair is an option.
*Sex-Driven Affairs: The major component of the affair is the sex.
*Love Affairs: These affairs happen when women least expect them.
*Self-Esteem Affairs: A lover makes the woman feels special and alive.
*Why a lover helps a woman to remain in an unhappy marriage or relationship.
*How women renegotiate a marriage/ monogamous relationship after the affair.
*How an affair can improve one’s marriage/monogamous relationship.
*How an affair is often the catalyst to leave a marriage/longstanding relationship.
In this breakthrough book, women confide how they balance the emotional and physical aspects of these trysts.
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