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The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Hardcover – January 2, 2007
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Her advice is simple. Treat them how you would want to be treated. Look for the positive. Give 110% and you'll get back much more in return. If your marriage has been rough, give it time to heal. Don't expect change overnight. Marriage is hard work, but it should be fun; not a sibling relationship. Sex is what binds men to their women (men are not just horny jerks who see their wives as sex objects). Respect each other. It's about WE not ME.
The only thing that I think I didn't like is how she rants about "feminism" so much. As a woman I think that we can just plain be bums (feminsim aside) and blame our kids, hormones, PMS, fatique, and everything else for why we don't have the energy to treat our husbands properly. I know plenty of women who don't see themselves as feminists who are still jerks to their husbands.Read more ›
How many of us always complain about the little things our husbands do, or make fun of their never asking for directions, but don't quite think about how we can make them feel more like "men." And in THIS book, Dr. Laura also addresses what men need to do to make us wives feel more like women. It sounds old-fashioned, and maybe it is, but it really works.
She gives "action items" to work on to improve your marriage, and actually explains in a clear manner the psychological and emotional differences between men and women, some of which I hadn't ever really THOUGHT about. I ended up buying another copy for my soon-to-be married friends, and kept the first one for myself and my husband. Even after (and perhaps ESPECIALLY after) many years of marriage, this book has something to offer to keep those home fires burning!
I have to say that she has an in-depth knowledge and view about relationships and ways to improve them without giving "quick-fix" tips. She makes it very clear that it takes work, commitment and care to turn around a stagnant relationship. What is more, I think that her advice to women to avoid saying "no" to sex is misunderstood. She actually presents this particular aspect as reception to man's amorous advances. The nightmare of every middle-aged man is to do not be able to back them with good performance in bed. The last thing she preaches women is to forget about themselves, their desires and career and to become slaves of their men. It is just the opposite. Dr. Laura herself has a successful career AND at the same time she does her best to adhere to all those female specific principles and qualities. Although I don't agree with absolutely everything, there is A LOT every open minded man and woman can and will get from this book. That's why I highly recommend it.
This book is not about a woman being submissive. Its about both husband and wife concentrating on our rolls and showing each other love and admoration for all the work we each do to make each other happy! If you read with an open mind, and make it acitve in your life, you will have a better marriage! And yes, I am a manly man, not some girlie man. I am a former Marine and former Police Officer. I guarantee it Dr. Laura's books make a difference!
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Marriage saving advice--a must read for all who are getting married and want to stay happily married for life.Published 9 days ago by Tamara L. Timmons
To all married women out there, you must read this book and give it to your daughters, maybe even go over it with them while they are teenagers.Published 24 days ago by Tammy