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eBook Married Women Who Love Women, Second Edition ePub

by Carren Strock

  • ISBN: 1560237910
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Carren Strock
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (June 4, 2008)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1944 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1938 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 667

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Married Women Who Love W. married to. It truly is a comprehensive book on the matter that carefully melds the author’s observation with the pertinent information about a wife or mother who comes out as homosexual or bisexual.

This book is about women in heterosexual marriages who discover or come to terms with their lesbianism or bisexuality. It answers questions such as how women make this discovery, what they do once they realize their same-gender sexuality, how family and friends deal with the situation, and what happens to marriages and families.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Married Women Who Love Women: Second . During middle age, after 25 years of happy marriage to a man, Carren Strock fell in love with a woman

During middle age, after 25 years of happy marriage to a man, Carren Strock fell in love with a woman. After a period of intense confusion and pain, Strock came to accept her sexuality and realize that there were other women who discovered lesbianism in the context of a heterosexual marriage. This book is based on interviews that Strock conducted with more than 100 women who had that experience-60 percent of whom were between the ages of 36 and 55-as well as their husbands, children, and lovers.

It answers questions such as how women make this discovery, what they do once they realize their same-gender sexuality, how family and friends deal with the situation, and what happens to marriages and families.

One of my insights is that many women, like myself, have remained married while also actively loving women. Some are out to their husbands and children, others are not.

Chapters consider questions such as how women make this discovery, reactions from loved ones, and the outcomes for marriages and families. Carren Strock's first book helped me find my authentic voice and life many years ago. Her words spoke to the depths of my heart, gave me the courage to step fully into who I am, and helped me to live an authentic life. I highly recommend it!

Carren's book tells a story rarely told-of married women who discover an attraction to other women. It is a book which brings courage and strength to women who are in heterosexual relationships and yet who also love women

Carren's book tells a story rarely told-of married women who discover an attraction to other women. Told with rare insight from the unique insiders perspective, this book chronicles the true stories of many women who have undergone this earthshaking transition in their own lives, and have found a wide variety of coping mechanisms. It is a book which brings courage and strength to women who are in heterosexual relationships and yet who also love women. It reminds us that we are not alone, that others are there and have been there and survive

This book is about women in heterosexual marriages who discover or come to terms with their lesbianism or bisexuality.

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Qutalan Qutalan
The title speaks volumes. Married women who love women. The "love" is reserved for the other woman. An accurate description, really. Its amazing that the book goes into great detail about the fulfillment a woman feels with an honest passionate sexual relationship and how thankful and excited they are to finally discover and accept their sexuality - yet nowhere is anyone introspective and honest enough to acknowledge that such a wonderful, vital, passionate experience is exactly what they have callously stolen from the men they married.

The book condones the emotional and physical adultery that these women partake in. There is never an unkind word
spoken about the years of lies. The chapter entitled "do I tell my husband or not" says it all. As if there was a valid moral or ethical alternative.

While its certainly true that women struggling with their sexuality are sympathetic figures, it is equally true that the men who married these women have suffered on many levels. That suffering is never acknowledged. Ironically, these men are often blamed for not being communicative or understanding. Or the author portrays them as being fine with giving up THEIR sexuality over the years and are even eager to understand and be supportive of their poor struggling
spouse. Its noted that these marriages are often struggling on other fronts, but its never acknowledged that a marriage built upon lies and lacking genuine physical intimacy may play a role in that disfunction.

The lack of empathy, basic human kindness and the inherent selfishness potrayed in this book are striking but if you're a woman looking for absolution and a free pass, this book should do the trick.
Iarim Iarim
As a lesbian loving a straight women I wanted to "try" to gain a better understanding of where she was coming from. The book is insightful and certainly gave me many things to think about. The author has done a wonderful job in presenting situations for anyone to ponder. Although there are many clinical insertions she presents them in an understandable fashion. A must read for MWLW. While the journey for MWLW is painful remember being whole is the reward.
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This book was very encouraging for me to read. I recently divorced my husband because I fell deeply in love with a female coworker I had been working with. It was very unexpected and so very exciting at the same time. I have always considered myself to be heterosexual. Never doubted that until now. I look back and see things in my life that may have indicated this might happen but it was still a shock. This book really helped me in my quest to find as much info as I could regarding my situation.
superstar superstar
Older book with info and case studies to help women accept their bisexuality. I appreciate it may have helped somebody somewhere log ago, once they ripped the cover off so no oe saw the title . . .
mIni-Like mIni-Like
I'm currently reading this book and it's become a precious possession to me. It's fascinating and comforting to know that being married and being attracted to women doesn't not make you the only woman in the world struggling with that situation. It opens up a world of possibiity and options. It also shows how some women take control of their lives and their destinies and how others simply accept a life of hiding and longing. Gives you a lot to think about. If you've managed to look it up or find it...buy it. Don't hesitate. I got mine on kindle so that I could have privacy but you can find ways to be discreet about if you order a physical copy (remove the cover or buy a book cover). Good luck with your journey if you're reading this!
Whiteflame Whiteflame
After reading this book, you are bound to have a new sense of appreciation for honesty being the policy. The author’s journey, as well as those who are featured in her anecdotes, are sure to inform you about every you need know about homosexual and bisexual women trying to live straight lives and how they coped in these relationships.

Married women who love women (MWWLW) is more or less reference guide about the eponymous subject that spans years and every factor of why these women stay in these relations and the effects when they decide not too. Starting with a forward explaining her journey and updates to the 2008 edition, the author delves into the subject with her research and anecdotes that cover the most pertinent information such as cultural taboos that compelled these women into loveless marriages, the factors that kept them in them, discovering their true sexuality, effects thereof, and the opinions of the men they have been married to. It truly is a comprehensive book on the matter that carefully melds the author’s observation with the pertinent information about a wife or mother who comes out as homosexual or bisexual.

It’s a poignant book on the matter of female sexuality and I dare say somewhat unflattering in a way. To read about stories of who have resigned themselves to loveless marriages or estranged from entire families is one thing but read about the emotional turmoil of some husbands and mostly adult children only compounds the effects of the inadvertent dishonestly – its not these married have done anything wrong by being true to themselves but rather how the past cultural stereotypes would have these unintended consequences like divorces, family estrangement or open marriages – being married and yet seeking other sexual partners.
Even though the book was updated in 2008, there were some anecdotes wherein that were dated. Its difficult to qualitatively describe it but in the personal testimonies of women coming to terms with their true sexual orientation, it seems that most of them were baby boomers whose lifetime apex occurred about the women’s rights movement of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s – there are many mentions of dealing with adult children or going years without knowing they were lesbian or bisexual.

That’s the way it was. With the acknowledgement of homosexual marriage by the Supreme Court in 2015, stories like the one featured are destined to become relics of history like space travel before the 1969 moon landing or the Cold War before 1991. While I do not want to discount the progress the LGBT rights movement that still needs to be made, this book is now for the LGBT history student studying how homosexuals lived like anyone of us, before they could be out and how they would cope in the most consequential of relationships.