"...[T]he voices of the women in this study sound long on uncertainty and short on resolution.... The ambivalence manifested in many of these interviews... is a strength rather than a weakness.... In contrast to the men in Levinson's earlier study, most women quoted in the new 'Seasons' had embarked upon their adult lives without well-defined goals. They assumed they would marry but gave little thought to the kind of partnership--or life--they wanted.... The need for both men and women to incorporate qualities traditionally associated with the opposite sex has now become embedded in all theories of adult development."Levinson, Daniel J. is the author of 'Seasons of a Woman's Life', published 1997 under ISBN 9780345311740 and ISBN 0345311744.