The Secret Life of Men: A Practical Guide to Helping Men Discover Health, Happiness, and Deeper Personal Relationships

The Secret Life of Men: A Practical Guide to Helping Men Discover Health, Happiness, and Deeper Personal Relationships

by Steve Biddulph
     
 

There are a lot of unhappy men out there—evidenced by the increasing numbers of failed marriages, poor health, negligent fathering skills, and violent behavior—but there is a way to get back on track for a healthy and happy life. In The Secret Life of Men, therapist Steve Biddulph combines the best ideas from his professional work with men's groups and

Overview


There are a lot of unhappy men out there—evidenced by the increasing numbers of failed marriages, poor health, negligent fathering skills, and violent behavior—but there is a way to get back on track for a healthy and happy life. In The Secret Life of Men, therapist Steve Biddulph combines the best ideas from his professional work with men's groups and his own personal experience to offer men of all ages a practical guide to transforming their lives. The Secret Life of Men tackles the key areas of a man's life—parenting, love, sexuality, finding meaning in work, and making real friends—and opens new pathways to healing the past and forming true partnerships with women, as well as honoring their own inner needs. Illustrated with photographs throughout, this book is written for men of all ages, backgrounds, and creeds, and for the women who love and want to understand them. The Secret Life of Men captures the spirit of change that is giving men new hope for a better future, helping them to see their lives more clearly and discover how to be happy.

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Library Journal
Aussie therapist Biddulph (The Secret of Happy Children) examines various topics, such as the isolation of males in society and lack of good role models, in chapters that explore maleness in many theaters: sex, fatherhood, work, friendship, and more. Determined and energetic, he spells out the practical implications of reaching and growing to full manhood. In order to do so, men must "break out of the mold and make a life that [is] authentic and free" by confronting and overcoming their innermost unresolved issues. Full of provocative and insightful observations (e.g., that many men "operate more like sex addicts than true lovers-needy, unsatisfied, and obsessed"), this is gold for male readers looking for something substantive. Though a little whining at the outset throws the book slightly off track, this is solid and convincing. Highly recommended for men and the women who want to understand them; a similar book is David Deida's The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569244814
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author


STEVE BIDDULPH is Australia’s best-known family therapist and parenting author. He is the author of several books, including The Secret of Happy Children and Raising Boys. Biddulph lives with his family in New South Wales, Australia.

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