Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman (London: Doubleday, 1999)

On marital breakdown: ‘[Y]et another sign of attachment disorder [.]. Those affected have never had a mother’s selfless commitment modelled for them when they were children, nor experienced their birthright of an unbroken one-to-one attachment that gives them the confidence in themselves, trust in others and ability to communicate, on which a true marriage is based. (p.199; quoted in Sharon Moore, dissertation, UU 2007). Note: Greer cites Doreen Goodman who represents the pressure group, 'What About the Children?’ [Moore, op. cit., idem.. ]

 

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