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Ten Stupid Things Men Do to Mess Up Their Lives Paperback – December 3, 2002
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The first chapter, Stupid Chivalry, explores how guys who are "too nice" to women may be denying their real needs and therefore not being real. This backfires for the "nice" guy, but results in a dupe being available to be used by a woman who wants things done for her. Women want men who are real as mates. The chapter also explores guyus being nice because they may feel that their hand is so weak, that they welcome someone who has a lot of troubles so that they won't have to worry about being abandoned. They will feel needed. But unlikely is the case that they will be wanted for more than solving problems of the troubled woman.
The 6th chapter, Stupid Matrimony, explores idiotic motivations for getting married. "She's cute!" is one of them. With so many marriages ending in divorce, it is obvious that people do not always have the resources to think through what is drawing them towards marriage in a practical way. This book is an excellent eye-opener. Just because someone is wonderful to have fun with does not mean that you can overlook their flaws and get away with it. The message of this book, through the histories of her listeners is you will not get away with it. Having someone you can rely on and work with is very important. And making excuses for a woman's current behavior, if it isn't good for a relationship, won't make that behavior go away in the future.Read more ›
By the time I finished it was four-thirty in the morning, and I wasn't tired. What a book! I'm still a teenager, one who doesn't date, do drugs, have sex, drink, watch porno, etc, and even though this book was intended for men, adult men who have grown up and entered the working force and the world of realtionships and sex, I found it deeply insightful and clear. Dr. Laura lays morality on the table in an effective and entertaining way, and it makes sense, which is the problem with most messages coming from either side, the right or the left. She explains the workings of the male, and female minds and how they are different, and how they are the same, as well as the monumental difference between being male and being a man. She talks about self control and how having it can not only bring you respect, it can bring you true, healthy relationships, and she defines how to be an equal partner in marriage, a real equal partner, not the liberal feminist definition of equal partnership.
Five stars, an excellent book for the moral minded, and for the not so moral minded, who want to know what morals are.
The author identifies the struggle we face to balance biological urges with moral constraints. Her emphasis on doing what is 'right' and to base your behaviour on principles, struck a chord with me.
A lot of people may struggle to take this book seriously given it's straightforward, 'chatty' style, but I found the advice very helpful.
Would I have listened had this book been required memorization material at the age of 14? I don't know. But, all three of my sons will be required to practically recite chapter 1 to me before they leave home for college.
The rest of the book speaks practical self defense for the moral minded; but chapter 1 seems to be the most useful.
Also, read "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Glover if you have trouble doing too much for the wrong people at great cost to yourself and to those who really need you most.
--Charles Runels, MD
Author of "Anytime...for as Long as You Want: Strength, Genius, Libido, & Erection by Integrative Sex Transmutation (A 15-Day Course for Men to Improve Life and Sex)"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought years ago. Sage advice for men............a gift for a young man!Published 2 months ago by Yentl
She gives great examples of how men mess up their lives. I liked the stupid matrimony one. However, she definitely highlights the negatives, and it would be nice if she provided... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Colten M Grostefon
This isn't a self help book, it's a common sense book that simplifies your life by pointing out better habits and improved understanding.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Overall, this is a pretty average book. There are some useful insights, but they are dominated by less useful material. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Researcher
there are good ideas but the book is full of quotation of letters. it seems the whole book is about compiled lettersPublished 7 months ago by Jaffar Mohammed Ahmed
Great product. Quick delivery. Will buy again....5 star....thanks.Published 8 months ago by Norma Swede