1 Mick Stevens, “Now there’s a relationship that’s working” (cartoon), New Yorker, August 28, 2003, 40.
2 Hochschild, “The Sociology of Feeling and Emotion,” 290; Cancian and Gordon, “Changing Emotion Norms in Marriage.”
3 A notable exception is May, Great Expectations. On marriage, see May, Homeward Bound; Weiss, To Have and to Hold; Cott, Public Vows; Coontz, Marriage. Weiss does examine the midlife divorces of the “parents of the baby boom,” but she does not explore at length how discussions of divorce in the early postwar years influenced their marriages.
On divorce, see DiFonzo, Beneath the Fault Line, and Riley, Divorce.
4 May, Homeward Bound; Weiss, To Have and to Hold; Coontz, Marriage, 313. See also Coontz, Way We Never Were; Skolnick, Embattled Paradise, chap. 2; Breines, Young, White, and Miserable.
5 Ellen Herman takes a similar approach to the term “psychology” in her work. See Herman, Romance of American Psychology, 4–5.
6 Ladd-Taylor, “Eugenics, Sterilisation and Modern Marriage in the USA.”
7 Tanya Schevitz, “Marin Judge Orders University in Novato to Cease
Operations,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 25, 1999. For Gray’s
explanation, see John Gray’s official website, “John Gray Degree Information,”
8 Herman, Romance of American Psychology; Lunbeck, Psychiatric Persuasion; Jones, Taming the Troublesome Child; Grant, Raising Baby by the Book; Hulbert, Raising America; Moskowitz, In Therapy We Trust.
9 Davis, “‘The Wife Your Husband Needs.”’ See also Ladd-Taylor, “Eugenics, Sterilisation and Modern Marriage in the USA”; Moskowitz, In