The Marriage Sabbatical: The Journey that Brings You Home

In The Marriage Sabbatical: The Journey That Brings You Home (Perseus Publishing, $24.00) Cheryl Jarvis interviews women who have taken “time off”—weeks, months—from their marriages in order to do necessary self-exploration, adventuring, dream-following. Because the stereotypes (to say nothing of the bad jokes, and maybe even the reality) associate Jewish mothers with being overly devoted to their children, LILITH offers up these observations from the book as antidote to the chronic and self-eroding focus on the needs of others that characterize many women’s most energetic years.

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