As Time Goes by
Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples, and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity
By (author) Abigail Trafford
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As Time Goes by by Abigail Trafford
Book DescriptionPeople today are living longer and healthier lives than at any other time in history-with profound implications for the nature of their romantic relationships. In this inspiring new book, best-selling author Abigail Trafford describes how people over fifty are rewriting the script of love and in the process redefining the institution of marriage for future generations. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of men and women, married and single, gay and straight, she shows how the unprecedented period of vitality after midlife but before traditional old age is much more complicated romantically and sexually than those glossy images of gray-haired people on the beach would suggest. And she reveals how todays fifty-plus men and women are raising the bar on marital satisfaction. They are more likely to break up an unhappy liaison than previous generations; and they are more freewheeling in finding new formulas for romantic satisfaction. Trafford deftly narrates what it means to love and be loved in the decades after midlife-and she offers solutions to the most common problems that define this time of life. Whether shes shedding light on retired-spouse syndrome, sharing stories of sexual turmoil, explaining how to plan a marital time-out or navigate the troubled waters of divorce, Traffords wise and compassionate counsel is imbued with her signature warmth and reassurance. As Time Goes By is an urgently needed guide to the pursuit of love and happiness in this dynamic stage of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465002801
(236mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Abigail Trafford
Crazy Time, Paperback / softback (November 2014)
Intelligent, insightful, and based on Abigail Trafford's personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with hundreds of divorced men and women, Crazy Time charts the emotional journey of the breakup of a marriage--identifying the common phases that lead to separation, divorce, and, eventually, to a new life.
As Time Goes by, Paperback (February 2010)
A guide to the pursuit of love and happiness after midlife. It explores how men and women are reinventing and reinvigorating their relationships, proposing a different definition of love and marriage that takes into account the impact of longevity on relationships.
My Time, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by Abigail Trafford
The author guides 50-something readers through the obstacles of this stage of life and offers them the opportunity to take full advantage of the bonus decades. The true tales of crisis and triumph sparkle on every page of this inspiring and insightful book.
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