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by Maggie Scarf

  • Author: Maggie Scarf
  • ISBN: 1594488509
  • ISBN13: 978-1594488504
  • ePub: 1969 kb | FB2: 1386 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Relationships
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books; First Edition, 1st Printing edition (September 4, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 737
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September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years ePub download

Maggie Scarf provides an excellent overview about the many ways that marriages change over the years. Fills a useful gap in the literature about the ever-growing cohort of baby boomers who are now in their "bonus years". Encouraging, enlightening, positive.

Maggie Scarf provides an excellent overview about the many ways that marriages change over the years. She blends statistics for large numbers of marriages with illustrations taken from in depth interviews with six couples. The "bonus years" are the 50s, 60s, and 70s. These are the thirty years added to our average lifetime since 1900.

In September Songs, journalist and author Maggie Scarf finds that marriage has undergone some fascinating changes .

In September Songs, journalist and author Maggie Scarf finds that marriage has undergone some fascinating changes since she wrote her bestselling Intimate Partners. Over the course of the twentieth century, thirty years An unexpected-and surprisingly positive- exploration of the benefits awaiting married baby boomers in their bonus years from the New York Times–bestselling author of Intimate Partners. Sep 16, 2008 Doneen rated it liked it. The subtitle of this book is "The Good News about Marriage in the Later Years," so obviously I'm very interested in the subject matter.

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In September Songs, Maggie Scarf, author of the best-selling Intimate Partners, explores the surprising and profound evolution marriage has undergone in these bonus years -a time of life that is emerging as more rewarding than anyone expected

In September Songs, Maggie Scarf, author of the best-selling Intimate Partners, explores the surprising and profound evolution marriage has undergone in these bonus years -a time of life that is emerging as more rewarding than anyone expected. In a series of intimate and wide-ranging interviews, Scarf delves deeply into the lives of couples married for more than two decades. She uncovers the welcome good news that in many ways, each couple is more satisfied in their marriage today than when they were first married.

Their lives have hardly been problem-free. The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years. 256 pp. Riverhead Books. Correction: October 19, 2008. Children have caused grief as well as pleasure, and forced retirement has made for feelings of restlessness and inadequacy. 21 about September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years misinterpreted some of the data in a life-expectancy table contained in the book.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index. 1. Lynn and Carl McBride: a gift of time - 2. Does Divorce Make People Happy? -. - 3. Liz and Jeff Dennison: Classmates - 4. Taking Time Seriously - 5. Jean and Ned Donaldson: The Simple Life - 6. Jackie and Steve Winston (. : Transitioning, a Foot in Each World - 7. Jackie and Steve Winston (2): Retirement Myths, Retirement Realities - 8. Claudia and Douglas Hamilton: An Uncertain Future - 9. Nancy and David Sternberg: In Sickness and in Health

This is the optimistic news Scarf brings us in September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years, her follow-up to the bestselling Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love and Marriage (update published in September 2008). Take the case of the McBrides. Wife Lynn, having felt chronically unappreciated, tells Scarf that she used to assume that when her children grew up, she would.

Maggie Scarf (born Margaret Klein; May 13, 1932) is an American writer . September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years, Riverhead, 2009

Maggie Scarf (born Margaret Klein; May 13, 1932) is an American writer, journalist, and lecturer. Her award-winning books and articles specialize in women, family relationships, and marriage in particular, including the best-selling books Unfinished Business: Pressure Points in the Lives of Women (Doubleday, 1980) and Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love and Marriage (Random House, 1987). September Songs: The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years, Riverhead, 2009, ISBN 978-1594483998.

The Good News About Marriage in the Later Years. In September Songs, the follow-up to her bestselling Intimate Partners, Maggie Scarf investigates the surprising and profound evolution marriage has undergone in these bonus years. Category: Nonfiction. In a series of intimate and provocative interviews, she delves into the lives of couples married for more than two decades and uncovers the welcome news that most couples are more satisfied in their marriages today than in their early years together.

September Songs : The Good News about Marriage in the Later Years. By (author) Maggie Scarf. Free delivery worldwide. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, thirty years have been added to the normal human life expectancy.

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, thirty years have been added to the normal human life expectancy. In September Songs, the follow-up to her bestselling Intimate Partners, Maggie Scarf investigates the surprising and profound evolution marriage has undergone in these ?bonus years.? In a series of intimate and provocative interviews, she delves into the lives of couples married for more than two decades and uncovers the welcome news that most couples are more satisfied in their marriages today than in their early years together. By giving voice to both their struggles and their triumphs, these husbands and wives reveal how they?ve balanced their emotional and physical needs with those of their partner?s, and how the lessons they?ve learned over time have helped them find new opportunities to love, cherish, and live alongside each other in the extra years they have together.
Munigrinn
If a marriage is less than perfect and the kids are out from under then why do people stay married? I think that's the question Maggie Scarf sets out to answer. She arrives at a very up-beat set of solutions. Just hang on in there and it won't be as bad as you think. Her methods are at least partly scientific. She reviews what has been written on the subject and she conducted structured interviews, including questions about health, sex and money, with 75 couples. A lot of the book, probably its most readable part, consists of descriptions of six of these interviews.
Of course we can't know how objective she was, and maybe she would have had trouble finding a publisher for a book that just said we get more miserable as we get older. Suicide rates go up, especially for old white guys, although there is evidence that women suffer less depression.
I think this will be of interest to older married couples. For professionals in the field of geriatric mental health it is lacking in scientific rigor. The writing is clear but klunky; full of adverbs and phrases such as "both members of the pair nodded in energetic agreement."
Atineda
Maggie Scarf provides an excellent overview about the many ways that marriages change over the years. She blends statistics for large numbers of marriages with illustrations taken from in depth interviews with six couples.

The "bonus years" are the 50s, 60s, and 70s. These are the thirty years added to our average lifetime since 1900. The author describes the "U Shaped Curve" which refers to our level of excitement about marriage: The left side of the U represents the initial passion and the bottom of the U describes the difficulties of the responsibilities and of all the miscommunications caused by our lack of time and energy. The right side of the U was missing altogether before 1900 because we died too young. Now we have the opportunity to understand more about our spouse as we live the bonus years.

Other books I enjoy about the general topics covered in "September Songs" are:
1. "The Longevity Revolution", By Robert Butler. This is a comprehensive study about "The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Longer Life".
2. "Happiness is a Serious Problem", by Dennis Prager. This book provides guidelines for choosing how to live a happy, meaningful, life.
Nuadabandis
Excellent reports on selected couples who've been together through "thick and thin" and what they've learned.
Kizshura
My husband and I have enjoyed working through the questions. Many mornings we get a good chuckle when we compare our answers.
Anaragelv
Fills a useful gap in the literature about the ever-growing cohort of baby boomers who are now in their "bonus years". Encouraging, enlightening, positive.
Tenius
Wonderful book that describes the cauldron of fire that is marriage and how , if you can, working at it makes so much sense in the long run (Assuming its not an abusive situation or something otherwise unacceptable). I've bought the book for myself, family and friends, sometimes get feedback and know it has inspired manymarriages to be appreciated and "worked" better and provided clarity on their relationship in a balanced way to many.
Dianaghma
Here's the blueprint for a happy, lifelong union. It's called "staying together no matter what" --- and these couples, married 40 or 50 years or longer, tell you exactly how they did it.

Author Maggie Scarf has written a wonderful treatise on fulfillment in marriage, and shows us how you get there: going through hard times, and moving forward with courage and commitment to a better tomorrow.

There's nothing simplistic here, no formula, no program. Instead, there's the sage advice of 'the greatest generation' and others --- showing us the virtue and value of keeping your promises and staying together.

A great gift for a wedding or anniversary --- and a great read for yourself.

Dr. David & Lisa Frisbie
The Center for Marriage & Family Studies
Del Mar, California
Authors of ten books, including: The Soul-Mate Marriage: The Spiritual Journey of Becoming One
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