Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Literature concerning wives of alcoholics has changed its focus dramatically during the past fifty years, moving through three different trends. The earliest model, called the "disturbed personality model," was the dominant point of view from the 1930's into the 1950's. It held that a woman who is in some way psychologically maladjusted - dependent, hostile, domineering, masochistic, sadistic - marries the alcoholic to fulfill her own neurotic needs.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1986 Amy Moeller
Moeller, Amy, "The wives of alcoholics: Three models" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2931.