The follow-up to her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura focuses on both partners in the relationship and reveals how to bring marriage back from the brink of disaster.
Jumping off her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura now exposes the sensitive and loving truth in appreciating the polarity between masculine and feminine in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage. Both husband and wife have power in the relationship, and each needs to realize this in order to ensure personal satisfaction. Using real-life examples and solutions from her call-in radio show, Dr. Laura focuses on the typical mistakes made by men and women in their relationships, and shows how marriages can come back from the brink of disaster and divorce.
The bestselling author (The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands), columnist and talk show host does not deviate from her strong belief that women are largely responsible for happy marital unions, which should be their first priority. For Schlessinger, "feminism robbed women of their essence and their ability to find pure joy and happiness," but the fair sex can regain that by promoting a traditional relationship with their husbands. Many of Schlessinger's golden rules recall suggestions from previous books: avoid interfaith marriage, stay together for the sake of the children and never say no to a husband who wants sex. Never insist that a man wash his own dishes, either; both women and men should respect the division of labor and a woman's status as homemaker. Although Schlessinger acknowledges that men have a responsibility to communicate and recommends that they express gratitude to their wives for domestic attentions, she clearly delineates a successful marriage as one between a male financial provider and a female emotional caregiver. She includes a digression on the differences between the sexes and the masculine/feminine polarity. Though this latest guide will confirm Dr. Laura's retrograde views for many, devotees will continue to look to her for answers.
Dr Laura gets how men think
I don't know why so many women loathe Dr Laura for telling women calling 800-DrL-aura as to why their marriages or kids are failing other than the truth hurts.
I'm a guy and I bought this book because I doubt my wife would ever read it. This book gave me huge insights on why I chose my wife and lots of ideas on how to better tell my wife what I need to be a better husband and father.
I can only imagine how powerful this book would be in the hands of a woman trying to actually understand a real man and what it takes to keep them happy and engaged.
Important to read
I am not sure this book will connect with all readers, many are critical of the authors view of working women but my wife and I are proof that the suggestions provided by the author do in fact work.
Many of us can agree or disagree with the book, but I do not believe anyone can disagree that working on your commitment to the marriage is crucial in the healthy upbringing of children, this book helped us focus on that.
My wife and I had been having some issues and a friend suggested that I read his book. I am glad I did. It has a great perspective.