He's Scared, She's Scared

He's Scared, She's Scared

Understanding the Hidden Fears That Sabotage your Relationships

Book - 1993
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Available for the first time in paperback, this  follow-up to the phenomenally successful  Men Who Can't Love tackles the issue of  commitmentphobia, that persistent obstacle to truly  satisfying contemporary relationships. Authors  Stephen Carter and Julia Sokol explore why modern men  and women are torn between the desire for intimacy  and the equally intense need for independence.  Drawing on numerous interviews and real-life  scenarios, and written with humor, insight, and the kind  of wisdom gained by personal experience,  He's Scared, She's Scared offes guidance  for all of us who want genuine, sustained intimacy  with our romantic partners. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c1993.
ISBN: 9780385305129
0385305125
Characteristics: xviii, 331 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sokol, Julia

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Feb 22, 2012

This book provides a great description of commitmentphobic behaviour. The categories and the manifestation of this phenomena in women, especially as passive avoidance, may be a great surprise to many. Anyone who has ever wondered about their relationship patterns, why they seem to fall for commitmentphobic partners, or why they seem to run away from relationships, should read this book. Do read it to the end, as the last couple of chapters may be the most helpful. I was told that John Wellwood's "Journey of the Heart" is a good book in that respect as well.

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