A New York Times bestseller, this controversial guide to improving your marriage has transformed thousands of relationships, bringing women romance, harmony, and the intimacy they crave.
Like millions of women, Laura Doyle wanted her marriage to be better. But when she tried to get her husband to be more romantic, helpful, and ambitious, he withdrew—and she was lonely and exhausted from controlling everything. Desperate to be in love with her man again, she decided to stop telling him what to do and how to do it. When Doyle surrendered control, something magical happened. The union she had always dreamed of appeared. The man who had wooed her was back.
The underlying principle of The Surrendered Wife is simple: The control women wield at work and with children must be left at the front door of any marriage. Laura Doyle’s model for matrimony shows women how they can both express their needs and have them met while also respecting their husband’s choices. When they do, they revitalize intimacy.
Compassionate and practical, The Surrendered Wife is a step-by-step guide that teaches women how to:
· Give up unnecessary control and responsibility
· Resist the temptation to criticize, belittle, or dismiss their husbands
· Trust their husbands in every aspect of marriage—from sexual to financial
· And more.
The Surrendered Wife will show you how to transform a lonely marriage into a passionate union.
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The information in this book has been life changing for me. It is the blueprint for married women or soon to be. Read with an open mind and heart.
As I read the book I felt more and more as though the author wrote it about me. I was lucky enough to discover 6 months into my marriage that I was being very controlling with my husband. He had retreated. I no longer received affection, and intimacy was a thing of the past. I spent two months blaming my husband for his lack of interest. I prayed after a long night of arguing and the next morning as if it were shown to me in a dream I saw my error. I had emasculated my husband to the point he no longer felt amorous feelings toward me. I frantically searched the Internet for self help books and found this one. I began reading and following the instruction and within a week my husband was opening doors for me, we made love again, he told me I was beautiful and he didn't miss an opportunity to tell me he loved me. I am simply amazed and thankful.
I was very doubtful when my sister told me of this book and approach. Desperate to turn around my marriage I decided to surrender too. I've given up the horrible learned behaviors I watched my whole life with my mother and she watched from her
Mother. I hope to set a better example for my daughter and son so they are able to have a healthy relationship someday. thank you! Ps. The first week I had baffled looks and comments about my attitude and a bouquet of roses (hadnt recieved flowers in well over a year before this!) on my table at the end of the first week and much needed time out!