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The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less Paperback – December 31, 2008
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These two books have changed our lives for the better. I can't believe all the years we have wasted and how easy the remedy is. We now "get it". We still argue, but its different.I understand where he is coming from now, my interpretation of what he is saying and doing is different. The books have turned it around for us.
The Secrets of Happily Married Women explains what men need and how women can supply it. It also explains what men want to give their wives and how we can graciously receive it. Every couple should read this book.
I must say there are some points that might be a bit tough for some women to read (goes against the grain of feminists). Give it a chance and see the goal is not to put you in a subservient role, but rather a role that makes your spouse feel loved by you. You will in turn feel that same love and appreciation from your spouse. It is a win, win.
I hope this book does for many other couples what it has done for my mine. I am so grateful.
I took this book on vacation with me figuring that I would read snippets when I had a chance. Once I started reading I found it difficult to put it down. I'm the kind of person that treasures books and almost never writes in them. My copy of "The Secrets of Happily Married Women" is covered in underlines, stars, and circles. Each marks a passage I think is must reading for my wife so that she could understand where I'm coming from. Also marked are discussion points for us to set expectations in our relationship.
There are 7 Secrets that Dr. Haltzman wants to share with women. After a brief introduction where he explains how he came to write the book, each secret is shared in its own chapter.
Secret 1: Know Your Husband
Dr. Haltzman explains the nature, needs, and challenges that men have in relationships.
secret 2: Nurture His Needs -- and Yours
Dr. Haltzman shares a revised serenity prayer "God grant me the serenity to accept the aspects of my husband's nature that I cannot change, but encouraged to direct his instincts in ways that will be mutually gratifying, and the wisdom to better understand who he really is." The "Do less" lesson at the end of this chapter is priceless.
secret 3: Fight Better
Conflict is a part of every marriage.Read more ›
I'm disappointed because this book is based on stereotypes...that women do the housework and want their man to help more, and that men always want sex and the woman doesn't always want sex. Let's just say that I can't relate to these topics because that just isn't the way it is in my house. The first chapter talks about getting to know your man, and goes through 7 traits that apply to "men." I found that only a few of them applied to my husband. The author DOES say that not all men apply to all of the traits.
I don't know--I just feel that unless if you have a very sterotypical marriage with stereptypical gender roles and stereptypical problems, this book isn't that much help.
It was SOME help...I understand that basic concepts of rewarding good behavior, not nagging, showing appreciation, not taking for granted, and all of that and I agree with it.
But I was hoping for more help, and this just wasn't much help for me.
Cracking the Communication Code: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate's Language
How to Get Your Husband to Talk to You
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Some very good info however one needs to be able to extract the useful tools without giving in to some of the over the top gender bias presented at points. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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