The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage: How to Keep Your Husband Happy and Make Love Last

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The long-awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking bestseller, now Dr. Laura focuses on how men and women need to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of masculinity and femininity; what the best ways to relate, caretake, and nurture each other are; and how to bring a marriage back from the brink of disaster.

Jumping off her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura asserts that in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage,...

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Overview

The long-awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking bestseller, now Dr. Laura focuses on how men and women need to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of masculinity and femininity; what the best ways to relate, caretake, and nurture each other are; and how to bring a marriage back from the brink of disaster.

Jumping off her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura asserts that in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage, spouses must recognize and appreciate the polarity between masculine and feminine. 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 from her call-in radio show, and giving real-life solutions, 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.

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This book is the proper follow-up to Dr. Laura's bestselling 2004 The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands. In The Proper Care & Feeding of Marriage, Dr. Schlessinger doles out healthy doses of her trademark wisdom about the respective roles of men and women in marital life. Her traditional stance on issues like divorce, sex, chores, and interfaith marriage might surprise, even offend some readers; but this award-winning call-in radio host will keep you interested.
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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. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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New York Times best-selling author Schlessinger-"Dr. Laura," as she's known on her radio show-is back with a follow-up to her The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. Based largely on stories and surveys completed by listeners of past radio broadcasts, her latest book explores her ideas regarding what makes a healthy marriage. Schlessinger begins by explaining what masculinity and femininity are all about and assuring readers that "marriage is the best state for men and women." Using an easy-to-read, conversational format, she explores the expectations that women and men both bring to a marriage, as well as the benefits both sides experience, and she discusses key dos and don'ts for a healthy marriage. Above all, she asserts, successful marriages entail sacrifice and require both participants to put the needs of the other individual first in their lives. This title will no doubt be popular with followers of Schlessinger's broadcasts and is thus selectively recommended for public libraries.-Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib. & Information Ctr., Atlanta Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007252657
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007

Meet the Author

Dr. Laura Schlessinger's award-winning, internationally syndicated radio program is heard everyday on XM Satellite Radio and the Armed Forces Network and is stream-linked and podcast on www.drlaura.com. She lives in Southern California with her husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2008

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    In our egocentric post-modern politically correct society, it is difficult to see the world from another person's perspective, especially that of the opposite sex. Dr Laura uses surveys from her website and excerpts of conversations from her radio show to help the sexes learn about one another. This is just the beginning...there is much wisdom in Dr Laura's advice that any married couple would do well to take to heart.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

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    If only more people would read this book, it would save their marriages. Dr. Laura gives advice to males and females on how to treat their partners, how to solve conflicts, and how to balance work/marriage/family. Even if you think your marriage cannot be saved, read this and you will change your mind!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    As a 52 year old masters degree educated executive I am buying D

    As a 52 year old masters degree educated executive I am buying Dr Laura’s the Care and Feeding of Marriage, Husbands and Women Power for my niece’s wedding gift. These books teach you to treat your husband as a man and not your girlfriend, and to use your feminine wiles instead of male directness to get along with him better. Typically men marry women because they are attracted to femininity. If he wanted a guy he’d be at the game, gym or a gay bar. Femininity works. Even at age 50 and 244 pounds, or dirty from the dog park or gym, men love me! In rebuke to those reviews that complain of women being exploited by being married to egotistical pigs, Dr Laura said that these books only apply to good husbands that women want to get along better with.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2011

    Dr. Laura's insight is profound!

    Dr.Laura examines the deepest thoughts and feelings each wishes the other knew, and provides practicle "let's fix this now" advise.

    No whining, griping or hiding; Her books are only for people who truly want to be happy together!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

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    Does your relationship have issues?

    This book may or may not help. The problem is when we have a relationship issue we want our partner to change. Dr. Laura helps us look at ourselves and see what we need to do. It will offend some. She believes in the complementary nature of men and women. I did find a lot of helps in there. Unfortunately partner would not approve of it. If you both are wanting change, this definitely would help.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Very good!

    Enjoyable reading very useful information.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2007

    my gift to them

    you know what I just gave this book as a gift to three people they looked at me like a fool, but who cares. they may have wanted something materialistic those things parish in minutes to hours they could always go back to reflect to what was written in this book. I always say that everyone is their own chef and each has their own ingredient to make what they're putting together tastful and meaningful, but, people tell me that I'm not married or in relationship so how could I have an opinion. So, merry x-mas, happy b-day, anniversary, best wishes because this is what I'm giving thanks for the info

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    the proper care&fedding of marriage

    the proper tool here is you and its always going to be you you can spend time flerting or you could get off your feet and get to work on your life and if you don't won't to do it well that's to bad i don't care if you have to spend your life killing your slef or not but in my case get up and do your work on the tool which is you!!!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    terrible book

    Worst book ever. Testimonials added all the filler to make it the length of a book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

    IF you think the relationship problems are all her fault, this books is for you.

    Ladies, if you think you are the only one in the relationship that is selfish, this is the book for you. Men, if you think your relationship issue is all the girl's fault..again this is the book for you. Dr. Laura loves to minimize the importance of fullfilling women's needs..she equatees all of them as selfishness. Men's needs are important, however, so they are never selfish. The End.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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