Intrusive partners-- elusive mates [electronic resource] : the pursuer-distancer dynamic in couples / Stephen J. Betchen.
- New York : Routledge, 2005.
1 online resource (240 p.)
- Couples -- Psychology.
Married people -- Psychology.
- Electronic books.
- When two people form a relationship or marry, they begin to move towards one another with the expectation of closeness. The emotionality or intensity that accompanies this process, however, may result in fusion followed by a desperate need for space or distance. Intrusive Partners - Elusive Mates is the first book to deal exclusively with the pursuer-distancer interaction, and to focus significant attention on the emerging male pursuer-female distancer dynamic. This book revisits Fogarty's work, traces the concept over time and across different professional fields, and discusses in de
- Traits and tendencies of the pursuer and the distancer
Gender roles and the pursuer-distancer dynamic
Family of origin : the emotional and psychological development of pursuers and distancers
Evaluating sexual dysfunction in the pursuer-distancer dynamic
Male sexual disorders and the pursuer-distancer dynamic
Female sexual disorders and the pursuer-distancer dynamic
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder and the pursuer-distancer dynamic
Same-sex couples and the pursuer-distancer dynamic
Difficult cases and case failure
Other contexts and the pursuer-distancer dynamic.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-204) and index.
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