Venus On Top: Women Who Are Born To Lead And The Men Who Love Them

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Women in positions of leadership in our society are often forced to choose between professional and personal relationships. Some men are intimidated or affronted by these women's power and accomplishments, while leading women can themselves show poor discernment, choosing male partners who insist on dominating and controlling their relationships. Author Barbara Wright Abernathy says that a new understanding of gender is the answer. Stepping away from patriarchal Old World Conventions, she draws on Native American...

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Women in positions of leadership in our society are often forced to choose between professional and personal relationships. Some men are intimidated or affronted by these women's power and accomplishments, while leading women can themselves show poor discernment, choosing male partners who insist on dominating and controlling their relationships. Author Barbara Wright Abernathy says that a new understanding of gender is the answer. Stepping away from patriarchal Old World Conventions, she draws on Native American traditions for her exciting premise: four out of five women are Earth Mothers—nurturing and others-oriented—while the remaining fifth is a Star Woman whose nature is to lead and inspire. Both types of women are valid, but neither will have happy romances or relationships if they do not find the right kind of men to compliment their distinctly different personalities and needs. "Venus On Top" will help each woman discover her own inner Earth Mother or Star Woman, teaching her how to discern, attract and keep the man who is right for her.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781886939660
  • Publisher: Oakhill Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

After graduating from Syracuse University and postgraduate studies at the Wetterhoff Institute in Finland, she parlayed six years in the fashion and retail industries into a successful career designing commercial interiors, specializing in optical interiors. Her business accomplishements have been acknowledged with an array of awards as well as financial success. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2006

    Do you think of yourself as a powerful/strong woman? Or are you married to one?

    This book was given to me as a gift. A male friend had heard Barbara Wright Abernathy at a speaking engagement and told me 'She says the same things you've been thinking'. With the book in hand I also took the time to visit the authors website. I've always envied women who have spouses who simply adore them and think they're wonderful. And women who work with their partners to get things done at home and don't have to do it all. How does this happen? No one talks about power levels between partners. Some partners argue all the time about finances, even though one is clearly more adept at managing money than the other. With help from this book, I can see where it's possible to have a relationship with clearly defined roles. Perhaps I get an extra vote when we're tied on a decision. Or he agrees to always check the 'Honey-Do-List' first thing on a Saturday morning. If you're a strong woman, it helps you figure out how you and your partner can simply clearly define your roles in the relationship. Have you ever heard someone say 'She wears the pants in that family', or 'She's one bossy/powerful/in control woman'? Well, that is the type of woman this book was written for. Barbara had failed relationships and didn't know why. This book details her experience and what she and her husband, Stephen, learned together. Relationships like this aren't for everyone, but there are a lot of us who needed someone to put the idea into writing. It's been my experience that men love to please their women. This book just brings certain aspects to light and helps women to see and acknowledge the power we DO have..and how to use it in a healthy way for creating happiness in our relationship. This book isn't about living with a Female Dominatrix or involving heavy 'kink' into your home life. If that's your choice, fine. But this book is more for the average folks - of which I am one - who would simply like to have their relationship be closer and more loving. Guys, if you're wishing your Lady was more in control at home, then buy her this book! What a great way to bring up the subject! Or send her an email with a link to the books website venusontop and start a conversation. Let her know how much FUN this can be! There are more of us powerful women out here than you would think! This book gives me food for thought .. and action. Thanks Barbara and Stephen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2006

    On the right path at last!

    I have long struggled with who I am - how I feel about myself, what motivates me, things that I want to have/acheive - and what society says I should act, feel, think, etc. I have always walked to my own drummer but found that beat didn't always work in personal relationships. I started my journey a few years ago - but it wasn't until I met my own Comet Man last summer that I really started to discover who I really am. I was still trying to be who I 'thought' I should be - which frustrates him and since I love him, I looked for every bit of information that could help me. It was synchronicity that allowed me to find this book. As I read more and more, I found myself laughing out loud because I could easily have written these words. This helped me understand that I'm not crazy or a freak or unlovable or that my man is either. It has helped me open up and fully be who I am without guilt, shame, or worry of offending anyone. This is a great resource if you find you don't quite 'fit' the traditional models of femininity. I'm grateful to know that yes I am normal and yes there are many women like me who can and do find good men looking for exactly what they offer.

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