Item description for The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr Laura Schlessinger...
Overview A provocative guide to marital success explains how women can stop, take stock, and make their husbands a priority in their lives, discussing the importance of intimacy, respect, and other keys to a happier marriage. 250,000 first printing.
In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage.
Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship.
Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the incredible power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura shows you--with real-life examples and real-life solutions--how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life.
Dr. Laura's simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr Laura Schlessinger has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Atlantic Monthly - 01/01/2004 page 182
Publishers Weekly - 11/17/2003 page 56
Booklist - 11/15/2003 page 547
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060520612 ISBN13 9780060520618
Reviews - What do customers think about Proper Care And Feeding Of Husbands?
Insightful, straightforward and valuable! Jan 17, 2006
The major point is to love, respect and take care of your husband! Of course, this does NOT mean that YOU have to play the role of a wife-doormat! Dr. Laura didn't leave her career and job in order to be a housewife? That's why the book is more about PRIORITIES! I think that many people have misunderstood her advice about the common issue- the husband wants to be intimate but she doesn't want because she is tired, not in a mood, etc"
I agree with the author that intimacy has a great importance for men. If you want to be a great wife you must NEVER allow your hubby to feel rejected. You may reject a single intimate contact but NOT and HIM! That's the trick. I believe that this book has a lot to offer to women and as a happily married woman and a Ph. D. in Sexuality I consider this book to be a must read. I strongly recommend in addition to it the bestseller "Scientifically guaranteed male multiple orgasms and ultimate sex" by Alan Ritz because it delivered great value and results to my marriage and to all of my clients. I dare say that both books can dramatically improve your marriage for better!
Barbara Catherwood PH.D in Sexuality
Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands CD Sep 16, 2005
Very good book. It gives you a dose of reality and makes you take a look at your relationships. It helps to see the things that are taken for granted and to appreciate and understand your spouse.
Wonderful! Sep 12, 2005
I love that Dr. Laura tell's it like it is. Every bit of her advice caused me to step back and take a look at myself and how I can better support and love my husband.
to close to home Aug 18, 2005
Sometimes the truth hurts. Dr. Laura always tells it like it is, even when we don't realize it. My husband actually bought me this book for his birthday. After I loaned it to someone and never got it back, I decided to buy the cd.
Down-to-earth marriage manual May 13, 2005
Even though I do not always agree with Dr. Laura, I enjoy listening to her. Mostly, it's because she has very strong beliefs and she stands firmly by them. Too often in our society people are wishy-washy out of desire to be "popular" and inoffensive. I admire her for her strength to stand for what she believes in or take an unpopular point of view. She's an inspiration for all of us to stand by our principles and, above all, to always be honest with ourselves and others.
"The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands" is the first and only book by Dr. Laura that I have read. Overall, it is very much like her radio program, except that it is focused solely on what we as women can do to improve and maintain our marriage. Her style is conversational, no-nonsense, and down-to-earth. The advice that she dispenses is common-sense, practical, and time-tested. A large number of actual phone calls and letters make up the bulk of the book, as illustrations for the points that she makes.
The message of the book is that women have real power in marriage, since men, at their core, yearn for acceptance, approval, and appreciation (`the three A's'). Women, therefore, have the power to either make their husbands absolutely happy by giving them these three A's (which in turn makes men more willing to go the extra mile for their wives) or miserable by withholding them (which results in resentment and can ultimately lead to divorce). In this book, Dr. Laura exposes the problem in our society where women have a real need for control in their relationships, which manifests in them withholding affection, needlessly criticizing and otherwise alienating their husbands.
I can personally testify to the validity of advice that she gives. Being a child of a divorce, I struggled with all of these issues early on in my relationship and my marriage. Although I didn't have the benefit of this book at the time, I was lucky enough to be with a man who loved me and cared enough for me to stick around while I worked out all of these issues. He really taught me, through his actions, what "The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands" is all about - the importance of being unselfish, willing to compromise, and putting the relationship and the other person first. Doing so creates a virtuous cycle which invites the same behavior in the other person, thus bringing both people happiness and fulfillment.
Now being happily married, I believe that I'm already doing most of the things in the book. Still, it was a nice reinforcement of what I've learned through life experience and gave a few valuable pointers in the areas where I still have room for improvement. There were a couple of times while reading this book that I felt it was a bit redundant and lacked structure - mostly due to the author's need to reinforce certain points, as well as her overall conversational style. Despite these rather minor flaws, I still give this book five stars because there is nothing else quite like it out there. I believe that it should be a part of each married woman's library as the only marriage manual that she'll ever need.