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This book shows in clear and practical ways how to let go of demands, drama, and expectations in relationships. --David Richo, Ph.D., author of Everyday Commitments: Choosing A Life Of Love, Realism, and Acceptance
A book that looks at marriage realistically! I recommend it for all married women who are struggling to accept their less than perfect spouses. --Evelyn Bassoff, Ph.D., author of Between Mothers and Sons:The Making of Vital and Loving Men
Many books offer only simplistic how-to formulas. This book goes far beyond that, setting the reader off on a life journey of self-discovery and self development. --Molly Young Brown, author of Growing Whole: Self-Realization for the Great Turning
I recommend this book to any woman who feels stuck and /or dissatisfied in her relationship. --Beverly Engel, LMFT, author of Loving Him without Losing You: How to Stop Disappearing and Start Being Yourself
This book breaks new ground for deepening our love and respect for ourselves and others. It strikes a chord of truth as down-to-earth as it is refreshing. --Hal Zina Bennett, author of The Lens of Perception: A User's Guide to Higher Consciousness
I hope that you are able to look again at your good-enough man and realize that it isn't necessary or even desirable that he be a prince or that you find a happily ever after. There is so much value in accepting both him and yourself the way you are and growing in strength and wisdom as you confront the reality of your life together. As a woman, just as you've been conditioned to accept an unattainable model of beauty, so have you been sold an unattainable relationship model. A relationship is just one part of your life and you need to see a bigger picture in order to satisfy yourself and reduce the expectations that a man will be your ultimate fulfillment.
By moving away from suffocating and confining cultual definitions that have trapped you in relationship conflict, you can find your truth, authentic self, and natural power base. By accepting both your own and others' imperfections and knowing that your worth is not affected by what others say and do, you can stay open, loving, and compassionate. As an empowered woman you can stand in your truth and ask for what you want without demanding to receive it. You can reduce the need to contort and deny yourself in order to be loved. There is enormous benefit for a woman who can conceptualize her task as evolving herself rather than fixing her man.
I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this book and sharing my own life lessons and those of my clients with you. This book is filled with what I wish someone would have told me when I was a younger woman. It is imminently satisfying and blesses my life to offer it to you.
This book has changed my views and actions tremendously. My man loved the things I learned that he wants a book for himself! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Oliveskinangel
It did not read smoothly. It was very choppy and broken up. I usually like workbook type of self improvement books, but this one was not very helpful or insightful.Published 12 months ago by Brittany Pape
During a rough time in my life, I found this book at a second-hand bookstore. It popped out at me under the section titled "Women Issues" and it literally spoke to me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Chanel Smith
Great book, ladies its easier to blame him but if we want real change it takes introspection. This book helped me to look inside of myself at what I was doing and why, the message... Read morePublished 22 months ago by lindsay s.
Sally Watkins is spot on Ladies, this book is a must read! Men are not wired like us, and rather then expending energy trying to make him think like a woman, appreciate what makes... Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Tracy M Collins
Great read! And great advice as well. I related very well to the subjects she brought up, I almost thought she was talking about me half of the time. Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Jennifer Tavarez
More mind-over-matter advice. It really is all in the attitude, so work on thinking positively and being thankful for what you already have. Or, find another man!Published on January 19, 2013 by Kathleen Christiansen