Using a sample collected from Ashley Madison, this book is the result of a yearlong inquiry into women’s extramarital experiences. Ultimately, these women reject the binary proposition of marriage that assumes that either we work on our marriages and remain monogamous within them, or we break up the relationship and take up other relationships. These women conceive of an alternate solution to a marriage that is not wholly working, where their own needs are ignored, unmet, and not prioritized. Thus, the women in this study are engaging in secret defiance of the expectations of marriage and primary partnerships. This book gives voice to women’s experiences and perceptions regarding their participation in infidelity, and glimpses into the interworkings of our most intimate relationships, and the ways women negotiate marriages that fall short of their expectations.
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About the Author
Alicia Walker is assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University.
Table of ContentsWe Care if Other People Cheat?
2. A Large Penis is Always Welcome
4. A Gift You Give Yourself, But Nothing Comes for Free
5. Sometimes You Just Need a Subcontractor
Conclusion: The Things You Learn from Bad Girls: Conclusions and Implications Resulting from this Inquiry on Women and Outside Partnerships
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The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife: Power, Pragmatism, and Pleasure in Women's Infidelity based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I loved this book! I felt like I knew these women. Now I'm looking at all my friends with a new eye. :) The women's stories were great. I learned so much and was entertained at the same time. I'm sharing the book with my friends, and suggesting it to my book club as our next selection!
This book surprised, delighted, and fascinated me. It's a sneak peek into the lives of women who cheat. It's not about what you think it is! And these women prove that. Well researched and well written. No heavy $5 words to impress you. Just the reality of what the author found in her work. So impressed! I'm going to buy more as gifts for my friends