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Living With the Passive-Aggressive Man

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

IF DR. WETZLER HAD WRITTEN THIS BOOK 20 YRS. EARLIER, I WOULD HAVE ENDED MY MARRIAGE AT YR. 2 INSTEAD OF YEAR 20

Every woman who has ever felt confused, misled, dominated, or manipulated by her date, fiance, or husband MUST read this book. Dr. Wetzler seals the deal (to marry or not to marry)by informing the reader of classic manipulative techniques that passive aggressive men use...
Every woman who has ever felt confused, misled, dominated, or manipulated by her date, fiance, or husband MUST read this book. Dr. Wetzler seals the deal (to marry or not to marry)by informing the reader of classic manipulative techniques that passive aggressive men use. My copy is highlighted and dog-eared. I've bought it for at least 5 women who thanked me ceaselessly. Dr. Wetzler gives instructions on "how to avoid playing victim, manager, or rescuer to the "P-A"---this I did without even knowing they were destructive roles (to me). This Ph.D. provides credible research and case studies. Page one begins with teaching what this man is like and moves forward into topics that include sex, family and parenting with a "P-A Man". The author gave such vivid examples of passive aggressive behavior I wrote in the margin once, "Author must have lived in our house!"I thought I was doing the right thing. After all, I was trying to save a marriage, how wrong could that be since the whole world viewed my ex as the quintessential 'nice guy'. But behind closed doors.....

I didn't find this book until after my divorce from 20 years of passive aggresive treatment. Dr. Wetzler helped me heal myself and understand all his 'tricks' so I'd never fall for them again with anyone, man or woman.

posted by BarbaraR on July 14, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

of limited use

Living with the Passive Aggressive Man is extremely useful in giving a name to specific behaviors, and will indeed let the reader know if she is involved with a man who has passive aggressive tendencies. However, it doesn't address passive aggression as abuse to any ext...
Living with the Passive Aggressive Man is extremely useful in giving a name to specific behaviors, and will indeed let the reader know if she is involved with a man who has passive aggressive tendencies. However, it doesn't address passive aggression as abuse to any extent. In fact, it could encourage the reader to stay with an abusive passive aggressive partner and endure more emotional damage. The book also gives a lot of information on how the partner of the passive aggressive person can change their behavior. However, the problem is not the behavior of the partner, it's the behavior of the passive aggressive person.

posted by Anonymous on July 4, 2005

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  • Posted July 14, 2009

    IF DR. WETZLER HAD WRITTEN THIS BOOK 20 YRS. EARLIER, I WOULD HAVE ENDED MY MARRIAGE AT YR. 2 INSTEAD OF YEAR 20

    Every woman who has ever felt confused, misled, dominated, or manipulated by her date, fiance, or husband MUST read this book. Dr. Wetzler seals the deal (to marry or not to marry)by informing the reader of classic manipulative techniques that passive aggressive men use. My copy is highlighted and dog-eared. I've bought it for at least 5 women who thanked me ceaselessly. Dr. Wetzler gives instructions on "how to avoid playing victim, manager, or rescuer to the "P-A"---this I did without even knowing they were destructive roles (to me). This Ph.D. provides credible research and case studies. Page one begins with teaching what this man is like and moves forward into topics that include sex, family and parenting with a "P-A Man". The author gave such vivid examples of passive aggressive behavior I wrote in the margin once, "Author must have lived in our house!"I thought I was doing the right thing. After all, I was trying to save a marriage, how wrong could that be since the whole world viewed my ex as the quintessential 'nice guy'. But behind closed doors.....

    I didn't find this book until after my divorce from 20 years of passive aggresive treatment. Dr. Wetzler helped me heal myself and understand all his 'tricks' so I'd never fall for them again with anyone, man or woman.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    For the first time I didn't feel crazy. The information applies

    For the first time I didn't feel crazy. The information applies to all partnered relationships.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    Answers At Last!

    This book, for me, reads like a journal. It provided insight, validation, and answers to the many questions that I had about my ex-husband's behavior. Had I read this book 18 years ago, I would have never married him. This book is definitely an eye-opener!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2003

    Reassuring & Painfully Accurate

    The book boils down to only two choices = you can leave your passive aggressive man, or you can try to rebuild his tender (but broken) ego while setting boundries for the relationship. A good read that at the very least will give you insight to his behavior (and God knows he can't give you that insight!!!!!!!!)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2002

    Hallelujah!!!!

    I had no idea what my husband's 'problem' was until I read this book. It totally explains his behavior over and over again!! It says that living with a man like this is "maddening" and "impossible" which are terms I've used repeatedly. If nothing more, it took the blame off me and made me realize its HIS issue, not mine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2000

    I wish I had known about this book long ago

    I couldn't believe my eyes. I have been trying to deal with this type of person for almost 8 years. It really explains alot. I recommend this book to anyone who has fell for this type of person. I do wish it explained more about dealing with this type of personality. For the most part a real eye opener.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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