State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Ester Perel
“Betrayal hurts but it can also be healed” Ester Perel writes. Perel has traveled the globe learning all she can about the time-honored, universally forbidden but also universally practiced taboo we call infidelity. What does it exactly mean? Why does betrayal hurt so much? Why does betrayal happen even in seemingly happy marriages? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Perel shares what she has uncovered about betrayal and about different cultural and personal attitudes towards the hurtful act. Perel provides readers with an honest, enlightening, and entertaining exploration into modern relationships of all variations.
Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln
Today’s society is impeding women’s ability to get ahead and live happy, meaningful lives. Engeln reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with appearance and how it is impacting the emotional, physical, and financial healthy of women. Engeln combines scientific study with the voices of real women of all ages making it clear that a truly fulfilling life requires that women break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires and attitudes.