Secret Paths: Women in the New Midlife

Secret Paths: Women in the New Midlife

by Terri Apter

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"The author of Altered Loves . . . now turns her analytical eye toward middle-aged women. The result is both lively and revealing." —New York Times Book Review

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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ISBN-13: 9780393315004
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/17/1997
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

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

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