Secret Paths: Women In The New Mid Life by Terri Apter

Secret Paths: Women In The New Mid Life

byTerri Apter

Paperback | January 7, 1997

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In this groundbreaking and insightful study Terri Apter traces womens midlife course, drawing on detailed interviews with women in their forties and fifties. Apter finds that women experience a renewed sense of themselves and see the second half of life as an opportunity for psychological growth and fulfillment instead of a time of despair over lost youth and beauty.

She divides midlife women into four categories--traditional, innovative, expansive, protesting--and shows the cause for the midlife crisis and the path toward resolution for each type.

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Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist, and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her books include The Sister Knot and What Do You Want from Me? She lives in Cambridge, England.

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Title:Secret Paths: Women In The New Mid LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 5.36 × 8.14 × 0.84 inPublished:January 7, 1997Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393315002

ISBN - 13:9780393315004

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In this groundbreaking and insightful study, the bestselling author of Altered Loves traces women's midlife course, drawing on detailed interviews with women in their forties and fifties, who see the second half of life as an opportunity for psychological growth and fulfillment, instead of a time of despair over lost youth and beauty

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An extremely important book. . . . Her writing offers perceptions rare in psychology. — Carol Gilligan

A forceful examination of women who find in their 40s and 50s a psychological growth hormone to replace lost estrogen. — Kirkus Reviews

This innovative study emphasizes skills women can use to create new visions for themselves. — Publishers Weekly