Rosenblatt and Wieling publish book: Knowing and Not Knowing in Intimate Relationships
Department of Family Social Science professors Paul Rosenblatt and Liz Wieling published their book Knowing and Not Knowing in Intimate Relationships in August. They interviewed over 30 individuals to gather information on aspects of couple-life and offer insight into the experiences of intimacy.
From the publisher's website: "Many interviewees revealed that they hungered to be known and yet kept secrets from their partner. Many described working hard at knowing their partner well, and yet there were also things about their partner and their partner's past that they wanted not to know."
It is "the consummate book on how couples' processes of learning about and knowing one another, and revealing or not revealing knowledge affect their relationship," says reviewer and University of Iowa psychology professor John Harvey. "In their insightful analyses of the too-little-explored terrain of phenomena such as knowing, understanding, having secrets, disclosing or not disclosing, the authors have provided a work that should be of vital importance to practitioners and scholars alike interested in the intellectual and emotional glue that holds together close relationships."