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March 1969

The Mirages of Marriage.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;20(3):376-377. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740150120017

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The late Dr. Don D. Jackson and Mr. William Lederer have undertaken an ambitious project in The Mirages of Marriage.

They have attempted to present a work on the marital relationship and its vicissitudes that would be of interest and value to a wide audience. This would include marital therapists from various disciplines, marital counselors, and marital couples concerned with their problems in marriage. Their success in this undertaking is a credit to their knowledge of the problems of marriage and their skill as writers. Dr. Jackson had done extensive work in the fields of human communications and family relationships. Mr. Lederer, the co-author of The Ugly American, became interested in the problems of marriage as a result of his study of systems theory at Harvard University, where he is writer-inresidence. Their collaboration has resulted in a "successful marriage."

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