The initial attraction -- the "adoration of the mother figure" -- devolves into a perception that the wife is not a sexual creature, she said. "The next issue is how to resolve that. You want the whore in the bedroom and the sweetheart in the kitchen, and both people have to work at it. It can be a long road."
With "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner's dalliance with psychotherapy -- Betty was treated for her model malaise and Sally's masturbation incident sent her to the shrink -- Don might actually go into counseling.
"I see (Don) as so deeply engrained, although he would say it isn't true," said Kuriansky. "It would be hard to get through his resistance and work through all the feelings about his mother and how she abandoned him."
"He's a little slick and crafty," she said. "I think therapy would be tricky."