How can Couples Overcome
"The Xantippe Factor" deals with the relationship between men and women in marriage. It examines what happens to love in the various stages of the relationship, why so many men and women are unhappy with their marriages and what can be done to make long lasting and loving relations - fitting the world we live in.
"The Xanthippe factor" argues that marriage has remained largely unchanged since the time of the famous Greek philosopher Socrates and his wife Xanthippe, without adapting to modern complexities of life in general, and marriage in particular.
The name Xanthippe has become synonymous with "a malicious woman who terrorizes her husband”. The author exposes changes that occur in women after marriage, especially after the birth of their first child, and the significant role of men and society in the process.
These changes seem to be the basis of the problematic image of married women- who are often mocked and portrayed as being dominant, angry, judgmental, and critical toward their husbands.
The book confronts the reader with basic questions about the relationships between men and women in marriage: i.e., role division, parenting, sex, and disagreements - and provides insights, solutions and tools into how couples can overcome marriage pitfalls and improve their relationships.
If you are in a relationship, before or during marriage, The Xanthippe Factor is a book you will want to read.
The author, Dr. Sara Breslerman, is an experienced couple's therapist. Her doctoral thesis, published in 2003, aroused great interest in Israel. It was one of the most comprehensive works and the first one of its kind, analyzing the relationships between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law.