Dr. Alma Bond
Why is one marriage out of two today doomed to end in divorce? My interview with 71 divorced
women searched for answers. Did they love their husbands when they married? Did they at
the time that it was 'till death do us part? Were there other lovers in the lives of the couple
at the time of the divorce? Is there any connection between an unhappy childhood and a failed
marriage? Do women tend to lose their identities in marriage?
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It took a while for "I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde" to arrive in Nicaragua, but I have it and it is wonderful! You never cease to amaze and inspire me with your incredible body of work, each as meticulously crafted and researched as the last! And each containing that spark that makes it a truly important work: that piece of you, your compassion and incredible insight that makes me believe that humanity can grow with YOUR help.
-Alyson Matley, Publisher of CAYO.
With profound psychological insight and the help of 71 divorcees, Dr. Alma Bond has delved
into the causes of the sociological epidemic of divorce. She examines "What Happens to Love?"
and has come up with some wonderful suggestions for the "cure" of the plague, which alone are
worth the price of the book. Everyone who is interested in improving marital relationships should
read "I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke up Mrs. Hyde."
__Donna Bassin, Ph.D., Psychoanalyst, editor of "Female Sexuality:
Contemporary Engagements" and co-editor of "Representations of
Dr. Alma Bond, the Renaissance woman, has done it again! After a 30 year
psychoanalytic practice in New York City and the successful publication of
seven books, she now offers recommendations to alleviate once of the nation's
most serious problems, divorce. Based upon personal interviews and objective
questionnaire data from 71 divorcees of all ages and socioeconomic groups, Dr.
Bond offers recommendations to help husbands enhance their ability to
communicate and empathize and to allow wives the freedom to grow and flourish.
This book should be required reading for all psychotherapists, family
therapists, marriage and divorce counselors, and couples and singles searching
for meaningful relationships.
__Dr. Rob Davidson, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Veterans
Administration Hospital, Miami, Florida.
Dr. Bond discusses identity in marriage as an experienced psychoanalyst and
perceptive researcher. Her sophisticated writing style is apparent as she
examines one of the most relentless social ailments. The wealth of information
obtained from her study will answer the concerns of everyone interested in
comprehensive understanding about divorce.
__Dr. Samer Hijazi, Professor of Information Systems, KWCC
Reviewed by Detra Fitch
Huntress Book Reviews
Alma Halbert Bond, Ph.D.: I Married Dr. Jekyll And Woke
Up Mrs. Hyde
Anyone who knows me understands that I seldom read non-fiction. The few
non-fiction books I accept for my book review site are reviewed by my
reviewers. However, the title of this one was so unexpected that I found
myself giving it a second glance, then a third, and a fourth. Curiosity
being a weakness of mine, I opened it. I only wanted to convince myself
that, to me, it would be boring. This would put an end to all my
curiosities and I could get someone else to review it. Instead, I found
myself reading the first page and never putting the book down except to
grab a soda.
Dr. Alma Halbert Bond seems to share my weakness. She wanted to know why
one out of every two marriages ended with divorce. Did the divorced
love their husbands when they married them? Did they marry because they
were "a couple" and family or friends expected them to? Did
them into it? Did they marry someone like their parents for security
instead of love? Was there a connection between an unhappy childhood and
failed marriage? Dr. Bond interviewed 71 divorced women for answers!
The book is broken down to several categories and each have
Dr. Bond covers:
The Physical Abusers
The Verbal Abusers
The Need For Space
The Abandoned Ones
Married For The Wrong Reasons
He Changed After We Married
The Control Freaks
The Good Marriage
All her findings are within these pages! Using her experience of 30
in psychoanalytic practice, Dr. Bond created a book that people (men or
women) should read if they have been divorced, considering divorce,
problems in their marriage, or about to marry!
I proudly submit this book to my viewers and consider it to be highly
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From the January 2001
I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde ($22.95, iUniverse) by my
Dr. Alma Bond, a noted psychoanalyst now retired and writing from Key
The book reflects the findings of 71 interviews and a questionnaire with
divorced women to determine the big question; what went wrong? Divorce
major social problem in America with nearly half of all marriages
The book explores the issue of self-identity as the key to improving
relationships. Happily, she is a felicitous writer who can take complex
psychological issues and make them easily understood. This book will
special interest to anyone involved in counseling and any woman seeking
answer to keep their own marriage from failing.
Alan Caruba in "Bookviews.com"