The Three Marriages
Reimagining Work, Self and RelationshipBook - 2009
Think about your significant relationship to your partner, your work and your inner self in a radically different way by engaging in a mutually supportive conversation. According to Whyte, we humans are involved not just with one marriage with a significant other. We also have made secret vows to our work and unspoken vows to an inner, constantly developing self. These Three Marriages constantly surprise us, and they demand larger and renewed dedication as the years go by. Whyte's thesis is that to separate these marriages in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself; that in each of these marriages, will, effort, and hard work are overused, overrated, and in many ways self-defeating. Happiness is possible, but only if we re-imagine how we inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm