Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies)

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Exploring identity development and gender orientation, Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life contains firsthand information about the experiences and difficulties of women who discover and reveal their newfound lesbian sexuality in later life. Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and professors will find that Lesbian Epiphanies is the first book to extensively quote from interviews of lesbians and bisexuals who had entered into heterosexual marriages. From the analysis of these 24 interviews, the psychological, erotic, and social processes of women who come out as lesbians or bisexuals after a heterosexual marriage are clearly explained so you can better assist your clients throughout this coming-out process. Discussing the personal and societal standards which clouded early self-awareness for these women, Lesbian Epiphanies lifts the veil of confusion to clearly illuminate the issues at hand to assist you in understanding and helping your clients.

From the case studies in this important book, you will learn how some women came to realize their same gender attractions and the barriers they faced, including negative attitudes toward lesbian women and the lack of strong role models. Helpful and informative, Lesbian Epiphanies explores the development of sexual identity in women in the Unites States today and provides you with essential information to help you improve your services to lesbian and bisexual clients by:

  • examining how the role of marriage in American culture stifles a woman’s self-awareness of her sexuality in order to help clients avoid the mistake of a heterosexual marriage before husbands and children are involved
  • examining reasons behind the lack of valuable sexual information in America that limits a woman’s general awareness of herself, her body, her sexuality, and her life options
  • understanding the challenges that lesbians and bisexuals experience when attempting to establish their true identities to assist your clients in overcoming these barriers
  • suggesting support groups for clients who are having a difficult time becoming used to the ideas and feelings of some same gender attractions

    This insightful book knocks down the sociological and psychological barriers that keep women from realizing or acknowledging their real sexual orientation by dispelling societal and cultural myths about what it means to be a woman in the United States. Offering you invaluable advice on how to help clients effectively and happily live with their new identities, Lesbian Epiphanies provides solutions to the challenges that women experience in establishing their other-than-heterosexual orientation in a heterosexist society.

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"As Karol Jensen's study makes clear, the transition from marriage to lesbian identity signifies a vital kind of individuation, encompassing many layers of self-experience, not simply sexual. Jensen's lucid writing brings to life the changes these women experience, adding a vital (and neglected) piece to the story of contemporary women's lives. Her work offers both insight and analysis that will be helpful to psychotherapists, women's studies' scholars, and any woman interested in this transition. -- Beverly Burch, PhD, private practice; author, Other Women: Lesbian Bisexual Experience & Psychoanalytic Views of Women

"This book not only fills a notable gap in our understanding of those women who come out as lesbians later in life, but also makes a highly significant contribution to theories of sexual orientation development. The interweaving of these women's stories, sexuality theories, and feminism is an exciting and rewarding approach to research in women's and gender studies." -- Michael W. Ross, PhD, MPH, Professor of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas.

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