Taught by There Are Wives: Consultants Barbara Allen, Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, & Others
Through studying the opposites of contempt and respect in the history of marriage and in their own lives including yesterday’s incident at the breakfast table — wives learn how to use marriage and a husband to like the world. There is class discussion of such subjects as:
- Real Trust in Marriage—How Can We Have It?
- Is Understanding Your Husband Exciting?
- How Can a Wife Feel Proud about Sex?
- First Cupid, Then Quarrels—What’s the Cause?
Note: For now, this class is being given as a semester course, four classes per semester.
The Fall 2020 semester of classes via video conference is now in session. To audit a class, permission must be requested by telephone 2 days in advance of the date of the class. Contact Registrar at 212.777.5055, between 2-6 PM Eastern Time (USA), Monday through Friday. If you receive permission to audit, click here to pay the auditing fee.
Saturday, November 14, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
“The Mix-Up in Every Wife about Coldness & Warmth”
While people are looking for serenity in love, they want excitement. This is another way of saying we want to be cool and hot at the same time. The relation of coolness to warmth, cold to heat, is a relation in every person. It is a big thing in love. We can get too excited, or we can become cold, and most people are doing one or the other or making a bad mingling of both.
—Eli Siegel, from Poetry and Love
Saturday, December 12, 11 AM – 12:30 PM
“What’s Said & Unsaid in Marriage: How Can We Make Sense of These?“
Communication is the way a person makes his or her thoughts part of another person’s life, or thoughts. The agonizing problem of today is that people can live together for years and really not transmit what they feel to each other. The fields that are not subjects of communication between the ordinary couple are tremendous. All the things that haven’t been said and could have been said, if brought together, would dazzle people with their revelatory quality and their beauty, maybe—also their surprisingness. You have to respect and like what you express yourself to before the job of communication can have a fair chance.
—Eli Siegel, from Aesthetic Realism Looks at Things: Communication
2nd Saturday of each month, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time (USA)
Dates of this class: Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
Fee: $40 per semester (4 classes)
To audit a class, permission must be requested by telephone 2 days in advance of the date of the class. Contact Registrar at 212.777.5055, between 2 – 6 PM Eastern Time (USA), Monday through Friday.
If you receive permission to audit, click here to pay the auditing fee of $12.
“I had a lot of confusion and trouble in love. This class changed the direction of my life and taught me how to be successful caring for a man. I learned that a man is related to the whole world! I’m proud and grateful to be married to my dear husband and to be celebrating our 11th anniversary.” —Claudia Senatore, Nurse Practitioner
“I learned what true love is and it has made me feel integrated as a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I now really talk to my husband–and am really able to listen. Our conversations are now exciting! Not only do I love my husband more, but I care more for other people and the world itself. This class makes love possible and permanent.” —Monique Michael, Teacher
“After a failed marriage, I was able to learn about the mistakes I made in love. As a result, when my second husband and I exchanged marriage vows, it was one of the proudest days of my life because I knew I was getting married for the right reason! Six years later, our marriage is flourishing.” —Lori Colavito, Teacher
You can read these news articles:
- “Learn How Marriage Can Succeed in a Failed Economy“
- “How Should a Widow Cope with the Loss of Her Spouse?“