Contents: Outline; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1; Part I: The Sexual Dialectic -- The Role of Preconception; Defensive Withdrawal; Basic Emotions; War Without End. Part II: The Child Within Us -- Seminal Experiences; Sensuality Emergent. Part III: Love and the Family -- Drawn to Love; Familial Situations. Part IV: The Gender Dialectic -- Gender Roles; Gender Conflict; Part V: Fertility and Infertility -- The Quest for Fertility; The Impact of Infertility. Part VI: Enduring Love -- The Power To Change; Index
Dr Christie-Brown was for twenty years Consultant Psychotherapist at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, and has a Harley Street practice. She was a member of the Sex Education and Contraceptive Advisory Panel of the Health Education Council; has lectured at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; has led Group Therapy courses for General Practitioners and Social Workers; has published a number of papers on counselling techniques, the menopause, psychiatric disorders in pregnancy; and was British Ladies Fencing Champion (1959).
"Fully aware of the dimensions and dangers of the partnership and marriage minefield, this eminent and highly experienced therapist expertly elucidates the pleasures and excitements of a healthy and vigorous sexual life, and its contribution to our own personal well being and to the stability of our intimate relationships..." -- Earl Hopper PhD, former President of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. "Offers an overview of the dimensions and dangers of the partnership and marriage 'minefield'. The author looks at love and the family, 'gender dialect', and fertility and infertility. She concludes with a detailed scheme (involving commitment, planning, and timing) for bringing about an improved sexual experience." -- Choice.