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Monogamy

Monogamy

by Adam Phillips

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-12-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0307772764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most threaten it--boredom, desire, and the tempting idea that erotic fulfillment might lie elsewhere. With 121 brilliant aphorisms, the witty, erudite psychoanalyst who gave us On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored distills the urgent questions and knotty paradoxes behind our mating impulse, and reveals the centrality of monogamy to our notions of marriage, family, the self--in fact, to everything that matters. The only truly monogamous relationship is the one we have with ourselves. Every marriage is a blind date that makes you wonder what the alternatives are to a blind date. There's nothing more scandalous than a happy marriage.

Monogamy

Monogamy
A Novel

by Sue Miller

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2020-09-08
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0062969676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A sensual and perceptive novel. . . . With humor and humanity, Miller resists the simple scorned-wife story and instead crafts a revelatory tale of the complexities—and the absurdities—of love, infidelity, and grief.” —O, the Oprah Magazine A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller. Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. Their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. By all appearances, they are a golden couple. Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites—curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge. Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham’s son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham’s daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham’s last and greatest love. When Graham suddenly dies—this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together—Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? Then, while she is still mourning Graham intensely, she discovers a ruinous secret, one that will spiral her into darkness and force her to question whether she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

Monogamy

Monogamy
The Untold Story

by Marianne Brandon

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0313385734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text provides a groundbreaking look at sexual instincts and offers a clinical psychologist's and sex therapist's insights and solutions to the challenges of monogamous relationships. * Presents an unprecedented summary of current scientific research relating to monogamy * Real-life vignettes document the most common intimate struggles for couples-and reveal how to repair them * Provides an extensive list of exercises for men, women, and couples designed to strengthen their sensual connection * Gives readers a practical, step-by-step approach for connecting with sexual instincts and perfecting one's skills as a lover * Helpful index supplies easy access to key information

Monogamy

Monogamy
Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Humans and Other Mammals

by Ulrich H. Reichard,Christophe Boesch

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-09-11
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9780521525770
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the biological roots of social, sexual and reproductive monogamy in birds, mammals and humans.

From Monogamy to Polygyny

From Monogamy to Polygyny
A Way Through

by Umm AbdurRahman Hirschfelder,Umm Yasmeen Rahmaan

  • Publisher : Darussalam
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9789960861951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Allah said about the Prophet's Companions: "And the foremost to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun and the Ansar and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well pleased with Him." (9:100) And Messenger of Allah said: "My Companions are the surety of safety and when they leave this world, this Ummah will be afflicted with the Fitnah." (Muslim) According to this general rule, we should follow all the facets of the life of the Prophet's Companions so that we may attain some of their qualities. The author has compiled in a most authentic way the life history of the 18 greatest Companions of the Prophet. We, at Darussalam, have published this valuable book in two volumes for the guidance of the Muslim Ummah especially for the young generation to follow them in every aspect of their life.

Partnerships in Birds : The Study of Monogamy

Partnerships in Birds : The Study of Monogamy
The Study of Monogamy

by Jeffrey M. Black

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, UK
  • Release : 1996-05-30
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0191590541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some birds mate for life, while others have many partners. Why? In this book, fourteen classic studies of bird behaviour are brought together to compare the different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Often there is a battle of the sexes, as individual birds behave in the way that serves their best interests. Introductory and concluding chapters review the latest thinking on this fascinating subject. - ;Some birds mate for life, while others have many partners. In this book, fourteen studies are brought together to compare different partnership patterns from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. The subjects have been chosen to include the same species living in different habitats (Sparrowhawks) and at different population densities (Great Tits). There are comparisons between closely related species (Mute Swans and Bewick's Swans). The studies span the globe and the behavioural gradient, from Iceland's strictly monogamous Whooper Swans to Australia's sexually promiscuous Splendid Fairy-wrens. In all cases, sexual and social relationships strongly influence a bird's survival and breeding success. -

The Myth of Monogamy

The Myth of Monogamy
Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People

by David P. Barash,Judith Eve Lipton

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2002-05
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780805071368
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A lighthearted survey of monogamy and its variations across the animal kingdom challenges the notion that monogamy occurs naturally, profiling examples of animal infidelity and the instincts behind animal sexual behavior. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Trial of Monogamy

The Trial of Monogamy
Phased Polygamy In God's own country

by Dr. Oliver Akamnonu

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-02-27
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9781453595275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A male child Udoka, born to a family of five daughters and one son is raised by his single mother after the boy’s father dies prematurely in a rural third world community. The boy drops out of school at a very early age and joins the company of village loafers called “ofekes” and “ofo-ogolis.” These specialize in hanging around where there are wedding ceremonies, burial, and chieftaincy installation ceremonies, venues where there will be free food and free drinks. During one of such ceremonies in which Mr. Odike his cousin is taking a second wife, the uneducated Udoka sees, and falls in love with Chioma who is educated and who hails from a completely different social background being a catechist’s daughter. Udoka gets rebuffed. Twist of fate again brings both young people together and through encouragement from Chioma, Udoka goes to school, progresses, and ultimately marries Chioma. Further twist of fate sees the couple move over to Atlanta in America where Chioma trains for, and becomes a registered nurse and starts earning well. Her new situation positions Chioma into seeing Dr. Gerald an attending consultant in the hospital where she works. Chioma falls in love with the rich medical doctor and without provocation, divorces her beleaguered husband who, laden with the burden of debts and child support, flees from Atlanta back to his Akunwanta native land. Chioma gets disappointed by Dr. Gerald after she aborts a baby she was expecting for him. The polygamous nature of the common Akunwanta origin of the divorced former couple holds out the only opportunity whereby Chioma can find a place as a second wife to a now prosperous and polygamous Udoka. The monogamy by law policy in Atlanta as opposed to the accepted polygamy by culture in Akunwanta plays out favorably for both parties as it becomes possible for Udoka to remain monogamous in Atlanta but polygamous in Akunwanta. One man’s apparent poison plays out as another man’s delicious meat. Will the one learn from the other?

Red-Hot Monogamy

Red-Hot Monogamy
Making Your Marriage Sizzle

by Bill Farrel,Pam Farrel

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0736935037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With their trademark insight, humor, and candid personal perspectives, Bill and Pam Farrel reveal the truths about the sexual relationship in marriage and what husbands and wives need to know to keep the embers burning. Sex is like fireworks!—why a little skill turns marriage into red-hot monogamy How sex works best emotionally, physically, and physiologically How to avoid the pleasure thieves that steal your chance for fulfillment The Farrels present difficult-to-discuss topics and biblical truths in universal language with sensitivity, fun, and understanding. For newlyweds, golden anniversary celebrants, and all couples in between—this book inspires the gift of romance and passion to fuel lives with love.

Monogamy

Monogamy
An Essay from Chuck Klosterman IV

by Chuck Klosterman

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-09-14
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 1451625065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Living and Society, this essay is about monogamy.

The New Monogamy

The New Monogamy
Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity

by Tammy Nelson

  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release : 2013-01-02
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1608823172
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everyone has their own concept of what “monogamy” means—and most people assume their partners and spouses are on the same page. Couples may assume that they are monogamous, but never discuss exactly what the monogamy agreement means to them. What happens when this implicit agreement is broken? After infidelity, relationships can become strained as both partners lose trust and faith in each other. The New Monogamy offers a way out of these difficulties for couples struggling to stay together after infidelity. Couples make these implicit assumptions and agreements explicit so that each partner knows exactly what is expected of them in the future and what they can expect from their partner. Author Tammy Nelson helps couples regain trust, romance, and intimacy after infidelity by redefining the monogamy contract. The new monogamy contract is an explicit relationship agreement created after the affair that allows each partner to openly, honestly, and safely share their desires, expectations, and limitations. This agreement does not create an open marriage, but rather, an open conversation wherein each partner can have a say in setting the ground rules for their relationship. The book first helps couples rebuild trust after the affair, then engages in a series of Imago dialogues based on questions about what each partner really wants in the relationship, not what you think you should want or what a partner wants you to want. The New Monogamy includes questionnaires, checklists, and candid questions for partners to ask that help welcome complete honesty and trust back into the relationship. Then, the book helps couples make an erotic recovery from infidelity by addressing erotic problems that may surface and offers advice for helping couples return to desiring and trusting one another. After an affair, it’s impossible to go back to the way the relationship was before, but this book offers the chance for a new beginning.

The Monogamy Gap

The Monogamy Gap
Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

by Eric Anderson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-21
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0199943907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether straight or gay, most men start their relationships desiring monogamy. This is rooted in the pervasive notion that monogamy exists as a sign of true love. Yet despite this deeply held cultural ideal, cheating remains rampant. In this accessible book, Eric Anderson investigates why 78% of men he interviewed have cheated despite their desire not to. Combining 120 interviews with research from the fields of sociology, biology, and psychology, Anderson identifies cheating as a product of wanting emotional passion for one's partner, along with a steadily growing desire for emotionally-detached recreational sex with others. Anderson coins the term "the monogamy gap" to describe this phenomenon. Anderson suggests that monogamy is an irrational ideal because it fails to fulfil a lifetime of sexual desires. Cheating therefore becomes the rational response to an irrational situation. The Monogamy Gap draws on a range of concepts, theories, and disciplines to highlight the biological compulsion of our sexual urges, the social construction of the monogamous ideal, and the devastating chasm that lies between them. Whether single or married, monogamous or open, straight or gay, readers will find The Monogamy Gap to be an enlightening, intellectually compelling, and provocative book.

The History and Philosophy of Marriage; Or, Polygamy and Monogamy Compared

The History and Philosophy of Marriage; Or, Polygamy and Monogamy Compared

by E. N. Jencks

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1875
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A discussion of monogamy and polygamy from the perspective of 19th century religious, scientific, and philosophical beliefs.

Polygamy and Monogamy

Polygamy and Monogamy

by Don Milton

  • Publisher : Born Again Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2009-09
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0982537565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Milton presents a reproduction of a controversial book published in 1869 in which a Christian philanthropist defends polygamy.

Serial Monogamy

Serial Monogamy
A Quest for Success, Happiness and Love

by John P. Roach Jr.

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-10-18
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1463474474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the purpose of Life? While working for Corporate America, Kent finds the answer and lives by a code that he has defined for himself for success, happiness and love. This is a true story taking place in Vermont and California. All names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You

Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You
Busting Myths about Human Nature

by Agustín Fuentes

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2015-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0520285999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There are three major myths of human nature: humans are divided into biological races; humans are naturally aggressive; and men and women are truly different in behavior, desires, and wiring. In an engaging and wide-ranging narrative, Agustín Fuentes counters these pervasive and pernicious myths about human behavior. Tackling misconceptions about what race, aggression, and sex really mean for humans, Fuentes incorporates an accessible understanding of culture, genetics, and evolution, requiring us to dispose of notions of “nature or nurture.” Presenting scientific evidence from diverse fields—including anthropology, biology, and psychology—Fuentes devises a myth-busting toolkit to dismantle persistent fallacies about the validity of biological races, the innateness of aggression and violence, and the nature of monogamy and differences between the sexes. A final chapter plus an appendix provide a set of take-home points on how readers can myth-bust on their own. Accessible, compelling, and original, this book is a rich and nuanced account of how nature, culture, experience, and choice interact to influence human behavior.

Cheap Sex

Cheap Sex
The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy

by Mark Regnerus

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0190673613
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sex is cheap. Coupled sexual activity has become more widely available than ever. Cheap sex has been made possible by two technologies that have little to do with each other - the Pill and high-quality pornography - and its distribution made more efficient by a third technological innovation, online dating. Together, they drive down the cost of real sex, and in turn slow the development of love, make fidelity more challenging, sexual malleability more common, and have even taken a toll on men's marriageability. Cheap Sex takes readers on an extended tour inside the American mating market, and highlights key patterns that characterize young adults' experience today, including the timing of first sex in relationships, overlapping partners, frustrating returns on their relational investments, and a failure to link future goals like marriage with how they navigate their current relationships. Drawing upon several large nationally-representative surveys, in-person interviews with 100 men and women, and the assertions of scholars ranging from evolutionary psychologists to gender theorists, what emerges is a story about social change, technological breakthroughs, and unintended consequences. Men and women have not fundamentally changed, but their unions have. No longer playing a supporting role in relationships, sex has emerged as a central priority in relationship development and continuation. But unravel the layers, and it is obvious that the emergence of "industrial sex" is far more a reflection of men's interests than women's.

Does Monogamy Work?: The Big Idea Series (The Big Idea Series)

Does Monogamy Work?: The Big Idea Series (The Big Idea Series)

by Luke Brunning

  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0500775648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by an expert in the field, Does Monogamy Work? examines why monogamy is the social norm and the growing interest in alternative relationship models. Even with the current rise in awareness of sexual and intimate diversity, monogamous relationships remain the cultural norm. Most people aspire to it, and the state encourages it, providing legal and financial benefits to married couples; however, statistics show adultery is commonplace, marriage rates are falling, and divorce figures are rising. This entry in the Big Idea series traces the evolution and normalization of the monogamous ideal—questioning whether it is “natural” or not—and surveys the spectrum of alternative relationship models that people are seeking out in a world of internet dating and birth control. It explores the emotional and psychological facets of ethical polyamorous relationships; questions whether these relationships benefit men disproportionately and whether they are compatible with raising children; and assesses the likelihood that diverse forms of multipartner marriages and large friendship networks will become the norm in the future. With over 150 color images and incisive, engaging, and authoritative text, Does Monogamy Work? examines society’s attachment to monogamy, evaluates its benefits and limitations, and assesses the merits of polyamorous relationship models in our modern world.

The Lesbian Polyamory Reader

The Lesbian Polyamory Reader
Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Casual Sex

by Marcia Munson,Judith Stelboum

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1317994558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In reading The Lesbian Polyamory Reader: Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Casual Sex, you'll quickly discover that the steps toward love and happiness are as easy as 1, 2, 3, and maybe even 4 or 5. And you'll find that if your own lesbian relationship lies outside the “traditional monogamous couple” model, you're definitely not alone. You'll explore many multifaceted and multifarious love relationships, each one applicable to your own liking, if you so choose. You'll find successful models of relationship styles--regardless of your own orientation--from cover to cover, and you'll discover the pleasing polyphony in the many, many female voices of authorities on love and love relationships. Whereas other similar studies project the limited view of one or two authors, The Lesbian Polyamory Reader calls upon a broad scope of writers, professional women and academics alike. You'll see that outside the gay rights movement that currently pushes for a traditional, monogamous marriage model of gay couplehood, there lies pleasing multiplicity in the arms and hearts of lesbians worldwide. Specifically, this collection offers: “first person” articles--stories that describe a variety of lesbian experiences relating to multiple lovers in the 1970s, '80s, and '90s “how-to” articles--descriptions of the various polyamorous relationship configurations, including ways of dealing with jealousy “theoretical” pieces--the history of multiple relationships, the social implications of practicing a love style other than monogamous coupling, and safer sex considerations Much, much more than a book on personal satisfaction, The Lesbian Polyamory Reader also focuses on the social implications of this love phenomenon, bringing it into a more inclusive circle of discussion for lesbians, educators, and students of sociology and sexology. You'll find satisfaction in seeing the love so many lesbian women have achieved by not mimicking the “marriage model” of living.

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut's Guide

Thriving in Non Monogamy an Ethical Slut's Guide
Overcome Jealousy, Enjoy Sex, and Honor Yourself

by Erin Davidson

  • Publisher : Rockridge Press
  • Release : 2020-10-13
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781647396213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enjoy the healing power of pleasure as you reflect on your ideal relationship We are all deserving and capable of enjoying fulfilling romantic and sexual relationships. Thriving in Non-Monogamy will guide you through the process of getting in touch with your inner ethical slut, evaluating relationship values, honoring your needs and fears, and developing the tools to build relationships that work best for you. Whether that means ethically opening up or improving a monogamous arrangement, this ethical slut handbook provides stories from people of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship arrangements who confront their unmet needs, insecurities, internalized trauma, and struggles with open relationships. You'll also find reflection questions to help you approach your own arrangement with curiosity, openness, and compassion. Learn about the principles of being an ethical slut with: No judgment--Thriving in Non-Monogamy breaks down the shame surrounding negative messages that are internalized about sex and relationships. Learning limits--Includes a guide to an ethical slut setting boundaries and rules within open relationships. Thoughtful reflections--Challenge yourself to identify and process difficult emotions and improve relationship communication skills. Ethical slut may sound like an oxymoron, but it is a way of thinking that can teach you to overcome jealousy, enjoy sex, and honor yourself.