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Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage Kindle Edition
"For any woman out there who wants to be a good wife and have a long and happy marriage, this book will tell you why and it will tell you how at the same time." - Reader's Favorite International
"Ramona Zabriskie's guide to a good marriagefocuses on building empathy between partners and patching up misunderstandingsthat might arise over the course of marriage--essentially you'll be betterequipped to make compromises and work as a team thanks to her wise words. This can be helpful not just for married couples, but anyone in a relationship. It's time to patch things up for the new year!" - Huffington Post
"What makes Wife for Life so successful and so memorable is that Zabriskie does not sugarcoat anything and speaks to women about EVERYTHING. Along with speaking directly to herreaders, Zabriskie has a wonderful way of telling stories. Her voice ispleasant and witty and passionate, making Wife for Life a veryfun and easy book to read. The many stories and pieces of advice Zabriskieshare are not, in the slightest, overwhelming, but quite enriching. Wife for Life is a book that must be marked in and one that must be read from cover to cover; no skipping and no skimming should be allowed in order for a reader to take away the best possible experience." - Examiner.com
"Wife for Life is the best marriage book I have ever read--and I've read a lot of them!...This book is a collection of Ramona's horrifying mistakes (her poor husband!), inspiring lessons learned (her lucky husband!), and is chock full of examples that anyone who's been in a relationship can relate to. It is by turns entertaining, cringe-inducing, and full of lessons that go straight to your heart." - The Power of Moms --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00D494NUW
- Publisher : BookBaby; 2nd edition (December 27, 2013)
- Publication date : December 27, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1649 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 293 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #514,014 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have bought and gifted this book literally a dozen times to women close to me, and wish it was a required curriculum, as there would be a ton less hurt and heartache if so. If you get a chance, check out the author on YouTube or find some webinars that she is speaking in. Personally, I highly recommend checking out our Crazy Ladies (Chapter 9)- those resounded the most with me as I found so many of my behaviors that were meant to get him to change his responses to have the OPPOSITE effect of what I was going for, and many things I simply didn't realize I was doing that pushed him away! Like anything worth doing, this is not a quick fix but is about continuous improvement; I know what to look for, but sometimes don't see it or can't stop myself from going ahead with words or actions that don't positively affect our relationship, so then I get to apologize, and try to do better the next time, perhaps catching myself as I am doing it, and as I am continually aware, eventually BEFORE I do it!
My husband and I are both extremely stubborn, independent people, and neither of us "need" each other; I was always a tomboy and pride myself on my ability to do everything myself, but I now have a clear vision of how much more we are capable of achieving together, and I don't feel like my forever is hinging on our disagreements any more. Just by changing the way I interact with him, HE has started naturally responding to fulfill my needs without me even asking, and when I do need to ask, he is HAPPY to do it and doesn't feel that I am not happy with him. We still have a long way to go, and I am continuing my progress with Wife For Life University (like private coaching for women, but with the support and feedback of a whole host of women in all stages of relationships, including face-to-face with the master Ramona herself!). No longer am I sitting back in a group of women griping about all the wrongs of our husbands, but instead can offer positive perspectives because I now see much of where HE is coming from. We all mean well, but they use an analogy of different operating systems for men and women- both get the same things done on the forefront, but behind the scenes, the systems are completely different. For example, the men are "relaxing" while the women are slaving away, because biologically, he NEEDS downtime to recharge himself; he doesn't see all of the things we do because he is wired differently to respond to different stimuli; and how he puts us on the back-burner for work, because he feels he has to provide for us, as we are the most important thing to him. When those things clash, we now have tools to address our needs with him, rather than being upset or hurt by his biological actions. And for us, the women, we have so much power to take our own happiness into our own hands without that being dependent on him! We need our OWN pleasures and ways to recharge ourselves, but it looks and feels much different than his. These are just some of the concepts, and the book provides the tools to allow a perspective shift, understanding, patience, respect, love, and so many more parts of the puzzle. Before, I had this beautiful picture on the puzzle box, but when I poured out the contents, I couldn't find pieces, pieces were upside down so I couldn't see what they were, some parts got damaged because I tried to force them to fit, and my picture kind of sucked and took forever to make progress on, so I gave up on the first puzzle, only to try again the same way with the next puzzle, thinking it must be the puzzle. This book has allowed me to figure out why I want to even try another puzzle, understand the puzzle take time to put that picture together, and then step by step put together the border of my puzzle so I am now able to more efficiently put the rest of the pieces in. I still have to find the right piece for the right place, but all the pieces are there, I know better than to force them but can gently try until I find the right fit (although sometimes I still get a little ram-jammy because I get impatient!), but my puzzle is coming together much better now! (Fyi, I'm not much into puzzles either, but like the analogy!)
Wife for Life was my answer which I found through the Power of Moms conference and finally pushed into signing-up by attending another webinar by Michael Hyatt on goal setting which told me that my goal had to be big and transformative. And I want to transform my marriage. Wife for Life was so helpful in providing me with a shift in perspective and mindset. Without yet learning the tactical techniques in the book, this simple mindset shift lifted the heavy, resentful, always ready for a battle cloud that hung over my husband and I. When I learned the actual techniques, then our interactions really started to change for the better. There are some concepts of which I was very skeptical and questioned how it could actually help. But it is that perspective change that allowed me to have an open mind and that with intent and purpose and practice, things will change slowly for the better. Participating in the Wife for Life University was an even more amazing experience.
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Reviewed in Canada on November 14, 2018