Why Men Leave: Men Talk about why They Decided to End the Relationship--and What Might Have Changed Their Mindsby Brenda Shoshanna
"What went wrong?" After a relationship ends--whether it's a twenty-year marriage or a promising romance that proves to be disappointingly fleeting--women ask this question, again and again. They ask themselves, their
This eye-opening report on modern relationships will change the way women think about men by revealing what men really think about women.
"What went wrong?" After a relationship ends--whether it's a twenty-year marriage or a promising romance that proves to be disappointingly fleeting--women ask this question, again and again. They ask themselves, their girlfriends, their therapists. In this revealing, intimate book, Brenda Shoshanna asks the men themselves--and provides some startling and enlightening answers. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Shoshanna presents men's own words and perspectives to explore the varied reasons that relationships fall apart--and to provide insight into what can, and cannot, be fixed. This unique book offers new takes on the issues that divide so many couples--and new hope for greater understanding in the future. Subjects include * the fear of commitment * the ghosts of past relationships * the midlife crisis * competition with in-laws * waiting for the perfect lover * the fantasy woman * women who can't be satisfied * the repetition compulsion * the other woman * seeking the Garden of Eden * the need for adventure and growth * the need to control * daring to love again
* Introduces the "Turnaround Procedure"--a technique women can use to avoid relationship pitfalls
* Women crave more communication from men--this book lets them hear what men themselves have to say about relationship problems
* Covers a wide range of issues, from the commonly recognized (fear of commitment or the midlife crisis) to the more unusual and surprising (competition with in-laws or the need to control)
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Dr. Shoshana begins her exploration of the reasons men leave...not knowing what to expect..maybe fearing only few men would respond to a venue to talk about reasons they have left a relationship. While there will always be as many reasons as there are people, there is one theme that seems to emerge often: that men often leave because they can't completely satisfy their mate......and, no that doesn't mean sexually...but more often satisfy all the expressed needs of the woman.Whereas a good sexual relationship is usually necessary in a relationship...what also is important is that a man be with a woman with whom 'he does a good job', i.e. one in which they are mutually satisfied. Some points that were made were: ' some men are looking for their mother', or men are not as articulate about their own needs.The author feels there is usually more hope when each spouse will communicate and LISTEN WITH THEIR HEARTS.