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Written by Adam PhillipsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Adam Phillips

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: March 30, 1999
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-77617-8 (0-679-77617-6)
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In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most threaten it—boredom, desire, and the tempting idea that erotic fulfillment might lie elsewhere. With 121 brilliant aphorisms, the witty, erudite psychoanalyst who gave us On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored distills the urgent questions and knotty paradoxes behind our mating impulse, and reveals the centrality of monogamy to our notions of marriage, family, the self—in fact, to everything that matters.

The only truly monogamous relationship is the one we have with ourselves.
Every marriage is a blind date that makes you wonder what the alternatives are to a blind date.
There's nothing more scandalous than a happy marriage.