The Walk Out Woman: When Your Heart Is Empty and Your Dreams Are Lost

The Walk Out Woman: When Your Heart Is Empty and Your Dreams Are Lost

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by Steve Stephens, Alice Gray
     
 

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Every woman longs to be appreciated, respected, and adored, but when her needs aren’t met within her marriage, she could be tempted to walk away. As little hurts and disappointments accumulate and her heart hardens, a woman’s loneliness and vulnerability take over, and she might find emotional fulfillment elsewhere, perhaps in even a casual encounter

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Overview

Every woman longs to be appreciated, respected, and adored, but when her needs aren’t met within her marriage, she could be tempted to walk away. As little hurts and disappointments accumulate and her heart hardens, a woman’s loneliness and vulnerability take over, and she might find emotional fulfillment elsewhere, perhaps in even a casual encounter with another man. When the marriage enters this realm of real danger, the woman believes it will be less painful to walk away than try to work on it. With heart and wisdom, Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray offer practical advice for how to stop this epidemic of walk-out women. They outline the warning signs of severe marital discontent and share how to reconnect with your spouse, communicate your hurt, and open your heart. If both partners are willing to work at it, any marriage can be saved.

Are You Even Thinking About Walking Out?

“I’m at the point where I don’t think it is worth the effort anymore.”

“The only reason I’m staying is because of the children.”

“Surely God doesn’t want me to be this unhappy.”

Every woman longs to be appreciated, valued, and cared for. When these needs go unmet, she may be tempted to leave the husband she once loved—but walking out is seldom the path to happiness.

Like trusted friends, Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray offer wise and gentle advice to restore hope to your marriage. You’ll discover proven methods for how you can move toward each other rather than away, build up instead of tear down, and find love rather than lose it.

Story Behind the Book

Although a growing number of women are walking away from their marriages, there are no books to help them realize that this is not the path to happiness. A woman’s discontentment settles like dust on furniture, and although she tries, she fails to make her husband understand. His responses seem too little and too late. Many women mistakenly believe it is easier emotionally to leave the marriage than try to restore it. We want a woman to realize that even when her heart seems closed to her husband, there is a way to open it and become one again. Loss of love does not equal loss of marriage. Loss of hope does not mean the relationship should be abandoned.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590522677
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
328,077
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Steve Stephens

Dr. Steve Stephens is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, seminar speaker, and author. He is a clinical member of the American Psychology Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Stephens is the author of sixteen books, including the Lists to Live By series. He lives with his wife, Tami, and three children in Oregon.

Alice Gray

Alice Gray is an inspirational conference speaker, has over 35 books to her credit, and is the creator and compiler of the bestselling, award-winning Stories for the Heart book series with over 7 million in print. Alice has been a guest on a variety of Christian radio and television shows in the US and Canada. She and her husband, Al, live in Arizona.

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The Walk Out Woman: When Your Heart Is Empty and Your Dreams Are Lost 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're thinking about walking out but also thinking you might stay, then this book can probably help. I guess I've already made up my mind because I was not swayed by the arguments the authors put forth for staying. I kept thinking, "Yeah, but what about HIM?" If my husband doesn't change, what's the point? Eighteen years is a long time to wait, and I'm tired of doing all the work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was like reading my own life story. I bought it for my husband to read but decided to read it first. Now if I could only get him to read it, things would be great!!! )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shoots amy in the heart then leaves
shepherdess56 More than 1 year ago
More and more women at mid-life choose to walk away from their family, marriage and life when they truly may not need to throw everything out or burn bridges. Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray take a look at this recent phenomena occurring in our fast paced, social media inundated world through a Christian perspective. Though the book is written from a Christian viewpoint much of the guidance and information is usable by a secular audience. This book is the first book I recommend to all my new members and MUST READ at my website and forum called WINMLC: Women in MId-life Crisis. I also, interviewed Dr. Steve Stephens on my BlogTalk Radio Show called Postcards From Oz: Midlife on the Yellow Brick Road a few years ago and the powerful message he gave to the MEN, as well as the women was life changing. I highly recommend this book for women and men, who secretly are thinking of walking out...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was comforting. Its just difficult.
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