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By Erma Bombeck

I now pronounce you husband and spouse. There are few words as sobering, with the potential exceptions of "We have lift-off" and "This state is at war." but as they've got performed for hundreds of years, thousands of brave women and men proceed to stroll down the aisle each year, with out loads as a task description. Now, in her such a lot autobiographical publication, Erma Bombeck places all of it in loving and guffawing viewpoint, as she seems to be again on her personal forty-three-year-but-who's-counting marriage and the undying passages that make the honorable property of matrimony the highest-risk, highest-reward career of all. a wedding Made in Heaven...or Too drained for an Affair is Erma's own tale in addition to a resonant evocation of the many years that experience formed smooth American matrimony - for higher, for worse, and for laughs. because the sunny day in 1949 whilst Erma and invoice Bombeck first plighted their troth, their marriage has weathered the appearance of televised soccer and the darkish facet of Donna Reed. They've grappled with kids and know-how, the women's stream and the sexual revolution, and feature patented their very own direction in artistic Arguing. They've survived either the dream residence from hell and the empty nest, and feature been there for every different via maternity, miscarriage, and mortality. From the worried newlywed, to the supermom who increased guilt to a sacrament, to the steadfast companion, to the shy writer at the street, here's an Erma Bombeck readers have by no means visible sooner than, in a booklet for all people who are married, who have been married, who're considering getting married, or who've hesitated (until now!) to make the leap.

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She looked at me kindly and turned tragedy into humor by laughing suddenly and saying, "She don't know. I let her teach me. She's a nice lady. " I started to giggle, then to laugh, and finally we both roared. If we can develop experimental paradigms in this difficult area, we will accomplish two things: (1) We improve function through the introduction of humor into environments hitherto bereft of fun, and (2) we establish new parameters for the prediction of improvement. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS We have briefly described theories that can be extended to encompass both humor and aging.

The exclusion of the elderly as subjects simply reflects more global societal values; the old are excluded from many areas of concern. Once we introduce individuals in the second half of their lives as subjects worthy of study, we learn a great deal about being a mature human being. Work in this area needs to avoid pitfalls that we have thrown in our own way such as drawing too many conclusions about aging from institutionalized populations of the aged. Research that was not representative of the entire age range has 1.

C. ), Humor and laughter: Theory research and applications. L o n d o n : W i l e y . Z i l l m a n , D . , & Cantor, J. R. (1977). Affective r e s p o n s e s to the e m o t i o n s of a protagonist. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 13 1 5 5 - 1 6 5 . 2 Humor across the Life Span: Sources of Developmental Change and Individual Differences PAUL E. M C G H E E INTRODUCTION Philosophical speculations about humor have a long history, but serious empirical studies of humor were not undertaken until the present century.

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