So, you found yourself a man. You owned him, you operated him, you dragged him back to your cave and married him -- and now you can't remember why you wanted him! Not to fear, because celebrated relationship expert Regena Thomashauer has returned, ready to turn the walking, talking, care-taking coma that is your marriage into a hot, juicy celebration of love and life
Have you ever felt that your daily responsibilities are taking a toll on your general enthusiasm, your desire for intimacy? Or that you need to ask your husband for permission before you go somewhere or do something? Or that you find yourself angry at him for no real reason? You may be suffering from the Good Wife Syndrome. The Good Wife Syndrome is a common malady characterized by an unnatural drive to sacrifice yourself, organize your married life around your husband's needs, and then blame your bewildered husband for your profound unhappiness.
Mama Gena's Marriage Manual is here to remedy your condition by administering a simple yet tremendously effective antidote: fun. Yes, that's right, fun. Mama Gena wants you to throw out your preconceived notions of what marriage should be and allow yourself to construct a marriage based on your own personal gratification. Because whether it's enjoying a great cup of coffee, taking the day off work, or having great sex, when a woman indulges her desires she inflates her feminine power and has an uplifting effect on everything and everyone around her.
To help you on your quest to revive your marriage, Mama Gena suggests a radical idea: that the community of women around us (the support system she calls our Sister Goddesses) has a greater influence on theoutcome of our relationships than the partners we choose. Women's desires can turn dreams into reality, and when women get together, their power multiplies exponentially. Mama shows you how to harness that power and channel it into the daily acts that benefit your love life. She includes dozens of exercises to help you and your Sister Goddess girlfriends focus on fun, praise yourself daily, let go of anger, and learn to appreciate the men you have. Then once you've started practicing these new behaviors, Mama trains you to train your husband -- to communicate without rancor, to welcome his point of view, to reinstate the practice of lust, and much more.
Mama Gena wants you to throw off the shackles of the Good Wife Syndrome and enjoy a marriage that's free of guilt, blame, and obligation. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual will help you craft a partnership that enables you to do more, have more, and be more than you could ever be on your own.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.93(d)|
About the Author
Regena (derived from the Latin for "queen") Thomashauer is the author of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts and Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
About 10 years ago, author Dalma Heyn did a survey finding that the very happiest marriages ¿ a tiny minority ¿ were based on fun, rather than shared goals or values or anything like that. Who knew? More important, what to do about it? This is the first book I¿ve read that addresses this issue. It¿s not about ¿making your marriage work¿ (frankly, I work hard enough already) so much as changing your perspective to a pleasure-oriented point of view. To that end, the book is just a delicious read, witty, generous and ebullient; I felt happier simply by reading it, without doing another thing! (There are exercises, but the ones I¿ve tried so far are fun.) It¿s also very man-friendly; I found myself reading whole sections out loud to my husband, and he got all perky and happy too. There are also explicit instructions on how to create a ¿sister goddess¿ support network, if you don't have one already. If ¿Against Love¿ made you want to put your head in the oven, do consider reading this!