Reviewing her years as a student, wife, mother, and psychiatric social worker, Sophie Freud Loewenstein examines issues of concern to many women who try to combine family with career. She discusses her late intellectual maturation, her conflicts with and resolutions of women's double-role dilemmas and her struggle with depression and self-doubt. Feeling that she acquired a sense of identity only when she finally became an educator—a role she has embraced—she describes the challenges and rewards of this role, highlighting the paradoxes faced by professional women who are also wives and mothers.

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