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In this provocative new look at romantic relationships, psychologist Scott Wetzler explores the widespread phemen of misplaced anger that seems to define couple dynamics in the 1990s. He finds a wary, secretive, and combative atmosphere clouding relationships. Partners are feeling hurt and bruised by the very people with whom they are most vulnerable. In desperation and puzzlement, they are asking, Who's at fault here? Is it you or is it me? What seems to be driving this inside-out dynamic, says Dr. Wetzler, is our increasing inability to tolerate the uncomfortable feelings that intimacy arouses--anger, anxiety, frustration, disappointment, or self-doubt. We have become utterly cynical about love and find it easier to hold our partners responsible for our psychological frailties than to own up to and work through the confusing emotions that inevitably accompany falling and being in love. Written in a strong narrative style with illuminating case examples throughout, here is a book of relationship advice for grownups.