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No More Mr. Nice Guy [Kindle Edition]

Robert Glover
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This controversial e-book phenomenon became a best-seller and landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has devoted his career as a psychotherapist to freeing men from what he was dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome"-trying too hard to please others while neglecting their own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It's no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.


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  • File Size: 348 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C438CW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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386 of 410 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book! Highly recommended! January 9, 2007
By Wazu
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
No More Mr. Nice Guy is a GREAT book However, the title is misleading, the purpose of the book is to boost confidence and help men reclaim power in their lives, it does not make men jerks. The author points out that you are the only person on this planet responsible for your needs, wants, and happiness. By boosting a man's confidence and ensuring the man's needs are met, women are naturally more attractive to these men. The greatest aphrodisiac is self-confidence.

The characteristics of "Nice Guys" are men who have difficulty setting boundaries in relationships with women and become doormats. The men often feel as helpless victims and seeing another person as the cause of problems. Many nice guys live life trying to gain approval for others.

Many nice guys did not have their needs met as boys. As a coping mechanism to try to get their needs met, they try to be nice. Later in life, Nice Guys apply the skills learned as a boy in dealing with women - by being nice - it does not work. When being nice does not work, the Nice Guys try to be even nicer.

Men need to set healthy boundaries in relationships with women. Avoiding conflicts in relationships is problematic - Women do not feel safe with a man they know they can push around. A woman wants to know you will stand up to her. That is how she will feel secure in the relationship. There is a catch - she has to test to see if she can trust you. When you set a boundary, she may strongly test and push against the boundary. She will tell you that you are wrong for having the boundary and do her best to find out if the boundary is for real. Generally, when women feel secure, they feel loved. When a man stands up to a woman, she believes he will likely stand up for her.
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187 of 201 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-changing September 28, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
So far, reviewers aren't doing this book justice. I picked it up six months ago and was amazed at how well it described my plight as a "nice guy" (a.k.a. codependent). I've read stacks of self-help books, but this one stands above the rest. I mean it, it stands out, by far. And several guys I know who've read the book feel the same way.
This book fully described what I've been going through, told me how things got to be this way, and gave me concrete steps on how to change things. Since I've read it, my life has improved, I feel better, more powerful, and people are responding to me in a new way. If you're a guy walking through life feeling frustrated that you don't get the love, respect, and sex you deserve, you owe it to yourself to read this book.
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416 of 466 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This book is, in many ways, highly flawed. I cannot, however, rate it any lower than three stars because the core behaviors Dr. Glover advocates are fundamental pillars of psychological well-being. His core premise is that all human beings have needs. Among these are somatic needs (food, shelter, treatment for injury, etc.) and emotional/psychological needs (love, validation, affection, etc.). For one reason or another, however, many men have come to habitually avoid pursuing or expressing these needs and desires in a direct way. Thus, "Nice Guy syndrome" is characterized by attempts to satisfy those needs by indirect means. Glover describes some of the more pervasive behaviors: a superficial niceness (in which one does something nice with the unconscious assumption that he will get something in return - "hidden contracts" as Glover dubs them), passive aggression, and other means of manipulation. Of course, these tactics are most often ineffective and leave the man frustrated and needy. Oftentimes, these desires are rechanneled (into things like porn or drug addiction) or repressed (only to emerge in an irrational or misdirected show of aggression or an emotional breakdown).

Glover encourages the individual to take an assertive role in getting his needs met. He does not mince words, and says outright "you are the only person responsible for meeting your own needs." And the best way to make sure this happens is to take the direct route: express outright and honestly what it is you want, make your own needs a priority, and then pursue them (or ask for help). This is, of course, sound and commonsense psychology.
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73 of 83 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's the only book like it out there February 3, 2003
Format:Hardcover
I think the main premise of this book is sound. The cover is misleading, because it sounds like a guide to male selfishness. But it's not that at all. After reading it in one sitting I realized that a big group of guys, myself included, have lost a sense of who we are as males. The author is NOT telling us to stop being nice or kind; he's saying that we should find out who we really are and live true to that. He says we try to get approval all the time so that we'll get what we want, instead of forming relationships based on who we really are. We actually hide our true selves because we think we won't be accepted. Each man probably has a different reason why he's trying to be someone other than himself, and the author lists a whole bunch of reasons that you can check yourself against. Glover says that you should look at his list with your wife and work at it together. He is correct that wives don't like the "nice" husbands they're having to deal with, because these Nice Guys are really not that nice. He gives excellent sociological reasons why some men have become afraid of and detached from masculinity. The activities he gives for the reader to work through help a guy to see himself as he really is. In the end, he says, guys will be much better husbands to their wives, and more genuinely helpful and "nice," if they do everything with pure motives and complete honesty. If you've been trying to be nice in your marriage and your wife isn't buying it, and you want more sex, read this book!!!
Some of the concepts are explained up to three times. Repetition is a good learning tool, but I got a little tired of it. The chapter on masturbation doesn't sit well with me either. It seems unlikely to help in the way he describes.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I was a bit disappointed that my book showed up with the back hard cover completely torn through.
Published 1 day ago by Matthew Felten
5.0 out of 5 stars No B.S. here men !
Very insightful book that cuts to the core of the issue. I thoroughly recommend it!
Published 1 day ago by Robert A. Massey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book... Love it.
Published 8 days ago by DesertDancer
5.0 out of 5 stars After reading the bad reviews and reading the book
After reading the bad reviews and reading the book, I have to disagree with this method making of you a selfish person. Read more
Published 10 days ago by dave
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Psycho Babble Cure Anything Book
If you love psycho babble books then you will love this book. But if you are a thinking and rational person then you will find this book worthless. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Cary G. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars If you'eve ever been called too nice do yourself a favor and read...
Its an excellent book and makes a lot of sense! It's pretty straight forward and very helpful in learning what you want out of life and how to get it (or at least define it). Read more
Published 24 days ago by Sterling G.
3.0 out of 5 stars Just a fun read but nothing I couldn't live without
fun read that offered some interesting takes on a few things. Nothing earth shatering here though
Published 26 days ago by Sabu
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has described me to a "T"!! ...
This book has described me to a "T"!!! It has helped me to recognize the patterns that have led me to become so frustrated with life for sooooo long. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Stefen King
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful
I am the person this book is written for. I am stunned by the accurate portrayal of the life I have lived. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book is a must read for men. You may probably feel as though it was written for you.
Published 1 month ago by T. Boyd
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