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The Rules(TM) for Marriage: Time-tested Secrets for Making Your Marriage Work

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Women who fault the book[s] should stay single [more single men for Rules Girls!]

It's amazing to read such sharp criticisms from woman who have no interest in 'the Rules'. The books are constantly being reviewed by 'non-Rules' women. Funny thing is there was an article from 1954 - called 'The Good Wife' - [it recently surfaced on the net]. T...
It's amazing to read such sharp criticisms from woman who have no interest in 'the Rules'. The books are constantly being reviewed by 'non-Rules' women. Funny thing is there was an article from 1954 - called 'The Good Wife' - [it recently surfaced on the net]. The men in our office were circulating it for fun - to get a few women spun up - I personally didn't have a problem with the Good Housekeeping article from the 50's nor do I have a problem with any of the Rules - the men exclaimed with laughter 'if women did half this stuff in the article - the divorce rate would drop significantly'. That's right. Lazy, selfish, feminist, women who hate the Rules are exactly the ones who don't do well in relationships with men - who diss on the Rules. I'm a Rules girl - soon to be a Rules wife. My man treats me like a queen due to my self containment - I have the Rules to thank for this - I also have a wonderful marriage, a happy husband, and a less stressful marriage - due to the fact I practice the common courtesies preached through out the Rules Books - Hey - the women who protested about the books - if your mate treated you the way the books ask you to treat him - wouldn't you be happier?

posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2002

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Disgusting

This is so offensive on so many levels. (Is it possible to give a book zero or less stars?) How could a book that advises a person (woman) to reduce herself to non-personhood status claim to 'help' with anything??? What's next from these authors? A cultural ex...
This is so offensive on so many levels. (Is it possible to give a book zero or less stars?) How could a book that advises a person (woman) to reduce herself to non-personhood status claim to 'help' with anything??? What's next from these authors? A cultural exposition on how racial tensions within society would be eliminated if the minorities just accepted their inferiority to whites?

posted by Anonymous on January 6, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    Rules That Won't Work

    There should have been a happier ending for the authors than they have in real life with respect to their own marriage. Men with intelligent adorable and accomplished wives may find the book irritating. The book suggests that women should become invisible partners. I understand that lots of women overdo their liberation in our beloved USA because the court system favors them in the event of a divorce. The authors may therefore be trying to tell some women to let go of their sharp razor edge and irrascible behaviors. But to expect a woman to relinquish her sense of dignity will choke the life out of any healthy man. The book may end up making women feel more depressed and inferior than any male chauvinistic book ever written on marriage. In turn, most depressed down-trodden women in a free country like ours may abandon their marriage, once they realize that the marriage and its rules are responsible for their depression. The book may have a negative effect on marriages and on a woman's emotional well being if its rules are followed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2002

    Disgusting

    This is so offensive on so many levels. (Is it possible to give a book zero or less stars?) How could a book that advises a person (woman) to reduce herself to non-personhood status claim to 'help' with anything??? What's next from these authors? A cultural exposition on how racial tensions within society would be eliminated if the minorities just accepted their inferiority to whites?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2002

    If it didn't work for her, why would it work for anyone else?

    Excuse me now, but one of the authors filed for divorce. On grounds of abandonment. Sounds familiar to many women and men. So, where is the validity of their advice? No, I didn't read all of the first rules book, but read the first half, skimmed the rest. Some of the stuff seemed common sense, some was questionable, some offensive, at least to me. I did the same with the Rules for marriage, my life circumstances having changed,and reached a similar conclusion. Then, as stated above, I read last year that one of the authors' marriage was on the rocks (Ellen Fein). A major credibility gap. Probably being at ease and honest with yourself, knowing what you can live with and finding a partner who is sane, kind, loving, and responsible are more important to successful intimacy than anything else. So good luck and happiness to all wanting a loving partnership, including the authors, who may want that as much as most of the rest of us..... I don't think that this series of books has the answers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    You've Gotta Be Kidding!

    The latest in the list of 'Rules' books, this is just as silly as the others. Unless you want to have a happy marriage by being a doormat, I suggest you not read this book. If you have serious issues, get counseling. If your marriage just seems like work, welcome to the real world.

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