Marriage Shock by Dalma Heyn

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Relationship expert Dalma Heyn asks not what is good for marriage but what is good for women in marriage—a question, she finds, that promises a much different answer and more fulfilling lives
Marriage, as we are told, makes a woman complete, more womanly. Why, then, do so many brides discover that the fun-loving, passionate single gal they used to be has been transformed into a woman recognizable only as a wife—a woman who unconsciously represses her own needs, wants, and vitality “for the sake of the marriage”? Attacking the pervasive cultural myths that ask a wife to choose between her marriage and her own growth and self-expansion, Marriage Shock explores the ways in which wives can overcome deeply ingrained social and personal expectations and flourish both as wives and as individuals. This ebook features a new introduction by Dalma Heyn and an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.


About Dalma Heyn

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Dalma Heyn, who earned her master's degree in social work at New York University, has been writing about love, marriage and relationships for twenty-five years. She is the bestselling author of "The Erotic Silence of the American Wife", "Marriage Shock", and "Drama Kings", as well as the host of the regionally broadcast television program "The Love Goddess Show". She is the former editor in chief of "Health" magazine, executive editor of "McCall's", and columnist for "Mademoiselle" and "New Woman". She has appeared as a social commentator and guest author on "Oprah", "Good Morning America", "Today", and "The View", among others.
Published February 8, 2011 by Open Road Media. 224 pages
Genres: Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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