The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework [NOOK Book]

Overview


My job is more stressful than your's.
I'm just not very good at domestic stuff.
Your standards are too high.
I never learned how to do this chore.

Have you heard one or more of the above excuses in the past month? Are you sick of your husband's avoidance tactics regarding housework and parenting? If you answered yes to either of these ...
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The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework

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Overview


My job is more stressful than your's.
I'm just not very good at domestic stuff.
Your standards are too high.
I never learned how to do this chore.

Have you heard one or more of the above excuses in the past month? Are you sick of your husband's avoidance tactics regarding housework and parenting? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you need this book. The Lazy Husband is a hands-on guide to understanding and changing men's attitudes towards domestic work and childcare. Dr. Joshua Coleman, author and clinical psychologist, understands that a happy marriage is a balanced marriage. And now, in his refreshingly honest and straightforward style, Coleman reveals exactly how women can motivate their husbands to become better partners and better fathers.

By outlining and defining the various types of lazy husbands, Dr. Joshua Coleman teaches women how to understand where their husbands are coming from and enact change. Some Lazy Husband types include:

* The Boy-Husband: This husband wants to be taken care of, and pretends to be incompetent around the house.
* The Perfectionist Husband: This husband wants the house and the kids to look perfect, but doesn't want to do the work himself.
*The Angry Husband: This husband keeps his wife at bay with his irritability, anger, or intimidation.

From here, Coleman develops type-specific plans for change. By following these proactive plans, you too can achieve a happy, well-balanced marriage. Just remember, you can do less by getting your husband to do more.


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Editorial Reviews

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"Finally, a no-nonsense, no-nagging guide for catapulting the man in your life off the couch, out of his cave, and beyond his defensiveness to become more of a team player and loving partner. This is a marriage instruction manual no woman should be without."

- Michele Weiner-Davis, founder of DivorceBusting.com, and author of, The Sex-Starved Marriage and Divorce Busting

"Joshua Coleman's The Lazy Husband is absolutely the best book on the subject to come out in over a decade. Drawing on poignant and often humorous examples from his therapeutic practice, Coleman offers practical advice for women and men that can turn troubled marriages into healthy partnerships. This book is a witty and insightful look at typical dilemmas faced by modern wives and husbands. It will save thousands of marriages!"

- Scott Coltrane, Ph.D Dept of Sociology, U.C. Riverside, and author of Family Man: Fatherhood, Housework, and Gender Equity

"The Lazy Husband is a warm, funny, and informative look at how to solve the universal problem of getting men to do more with the house or kids. I strongly recommend this to any woman who is struggling with this issue."

- Cindy Cashman, bestselling author of Everything Men Know About Women

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429903042
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 394,282
  • File size: 282 KB

Meet the Author


A leading expert on marriage and relationships, Dr. Coleman's advice has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Parents Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Psychology Today, and many others. Dr. Coleman has served on the clinical faculties of The University of California at San Francisco/Mount Zion Hospital Medical Center and the Wright Institute Graduate School. He has been a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and currently writes a column for Twins Magazine. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2007

    Very thoughtful

    It's apparent that some of the people who've 'reviewed'' this book never actually read it and are basing their comments on the title. Coleman takes a very complex view of marriage and the division of household labor and looks at it from both the man's and the woman's vantage point. In addition, he looks at negotiating the rules in stay-at-home mom households, homes where both parents work full-time, and households where one works part-time. All in all, an excellent, well- researched and helpful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    going backward

    So women are supposed to clean the house, do the dishes, feed the kids, stay positive and cheerful for hubby AND do the work to motivate HIM to 'help'. Please, give me a break!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2007

    More Political Correctness Trash

    This is ridiculous. The husband has his role to play (working 40+ hours a week, planning for retirement, making sure the cars run OK and safely, etc.) and the wife has hers (keep the house and kids clean, make the meals, shop, help the kids with their homework, etc.). There are just too many immature, spoiled, selfish, whiny, lazy women out there today who want someone else to shoulder their responsibilities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2005

    Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework

    I saw Dr. Coleman on 20/20 and really liked his easy-going style. I was pleased to see that also reflected in his writing. While the book is well- researched, his writing is fun to read. There are many helpful suggestions here for many different types of families and couples, whether you're a stay-at-home mom or a career woman like me with young children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2005

    Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework

    This is a really great book. I've been desperate since my twins were born to get my husband involved and this showed me a positive way to get a lot more help from him. I liked that it's written by a guy because he has a good handle on how men think and the best way to motivate them without selling yourself short.

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