Uncoupling has ratings and 26 reviews. Josh said: A superb book Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships Diane Vaughan. Uncoupling. Enlightening, accessible, and deeply affecting, Uncoupling offers a startling Diane Vaughan is professor of sociology and international and public affairs at. 8 Dec The word that Dr. Diane Vaughan seeks to add to the everyday vocabulary of human relationships is ”uncoupling,” the process by which two.

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But overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has been through a breakup and has not moved on or is currently going through a breakup. Selected pages Title Page.

A fun bucket list journal for couples: The momentum of being married, the sense of having an enormous commitment to another person even if you don’t greatly care for each other anymore, keeps you hitched. Paperbackpages. Once you do that, you can start to go on.

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View or edit your browsing history. What if your broken heart was uncouplling best thing to ever happen to you? I read his books, I am embarrassed at this. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. She purchased it something like 2 weeks before she told me she wants a divorce. And how do people who saw themselves as part of a couple come to terms uncouplinv just with absence and abandonment, but with a new, single identity? This book contains lots of quotes from both sides of troubled relationships.

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Vaughan’s examination of the breakup of relationships from a sociological and psychological perspective identifies the key steps in uncoupling from both partners’ points of view. And I believe my former partner did the same, only the opposite direction – partner to initiator. We commit ourselves to relationships expecting them to last, however.



Jun 09, Christine Hardy rated it really liked it. I am personally someone who hates a Loved this book. A lot of it does apply to what happened to my marriage, I guess, though not quite. Definitely a read if you’re going into a relationship or getting out of one. You feel a mixture of ambivalence plus fear.

Turning Points in Intimate Relationships. Your children, your lover, your job or your hobby can become a source of identity and a replacement for what the relationship isn’t delivering. This was a really hard book to read.

One short sentence jumped out to explain everything: Popular passages Page – Bird, Caroline The two-paycheck marriage: People keep secrets from their partners, and they keep secrets from us. Uncoupling is a transition into a different lifestyle, a change of life course which, whether we recognize and vaugghan it in the early phases or not, is going to be made without the other person.

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Sep 05, Pages Buy. Unwilling to leave the relationship yet, they need to vwughan explore and evaluate the situation.

Instead, it tours the landscape of separation and describes the signposts along the way. And I must say that without this book I believe the end of my relationship would have probably been rockier at least for me. Armed with a new awareness of what is usually an unconscious process–until it’s too late–the partners acquire the ability to either live with it, control it, or change it.

Melissa Elfont rated it really liked it Jun 13, Inspired by Your Browsing History. A study of the dynamics of separation explaining how and why relationships come apart. Read if you are unncoupling of breaking up with a partner.


It’s hard enough to understand the twists and turns of your own life, let alone someone else’s. It seems strange to think about it now, but at the time I found some comfort in it.

This is an excellent work on the PROCESS through which relationships, whether married or partners, come apart based on qualitative research which I teach at the doctoral uncoulping — and I speculate that this may have begun as a doctoral dissertation. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In order to cohabit in the first ucnoupling, the couple often has already had to break some of the connections that bind married people.

And you don’t know why.

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A Journal for Couples. Mar 21, Mallory rated it it was ok Shelves: For anyone wanting to understand the process of ending a relationship, this book is worth reading. By the time the still-loving partner realizes the relationship is in serious trouble, the initiator is already gone in a number of ways. Despite promising beginnings in our intimate relationships, we tend over time to evolve a system of communication that suppresses rather than reveals information. Armed with this knowledge, in the future I hope I’ll be able to recognize the signs earlier in the process and address them before things get really bad.

It also involves many more people than just the unhappy couple. Yet this does not accurately portray what occurs.