Marriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash Is a Turn On

Marriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash Is a Turn On

by Sherri Mills
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Marriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash Is a Turn On by Sherri Mills

Develop a game plan for reaching that surprisingly elusive, permanent win-win solution for both you and your wife: increased intimacy and a great life together. It starts with realizing "help" isn't helpful and challenges you to defuse the ticking time bomb of your wife having “to do it all.” By following the principles taught in the book, couples will gain more time for love and an added respect on both sides.

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ISBN-13: 9781462105311
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Praise for Marriage 101 for Men ix

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Housework-Your Missing Link to Sex 3

Chapter 2 Is This How Your Marriage Has Gone? 7

Chapter 3 More Time for Love 13

Chapter 4 Men Are Not at Fault, but You're Not Off the Hook 25

Chapter 5 Preventable Divorces: Two Examples 29

Chapter 6 Part One: "Help" Is a Four-Letter Word 37

Chapter 7 Part Two: Sharing versus "Helping" End Nagging 41

Chapter 8 Need Convincing? Walk a Week in Her Shoes 47

Chapter 9 Take the Lead in the Householder Contract 51

Chapter 10 What's in It for ME? 57

Chapter 11 Men of Faith 63

Chapter 12 Tip from Forrest Gump: "Listen" 67

Chapter 13 Talk! Even if It Hurts 73

Chapter 14 What Men Don't Instinctively Know 79

Chapter 15 Costs: Part One, Divorce Rarely Equals Happiness 85

Chapter 16 Costs: Part Two, Continuing Costs of Divorce 93

Chapter 17 Golden Rules If You Are Already Divorced 103

Chapter 18 Success Stories 107

Chapter 19 Not Married? I Hope You Take That Chance 111

Appendix A Message to Women Who Won't Give Up Control: Let Him Do It His Way 115

Appendix B The Fair Marriage Contract 119

Appendix C Householder Chore Lists 127

Bibliography 141

About the Author 145

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Marriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash Is a Turn on 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This book gives you A LOT to think about! It would be very beneficial for husbands and wives to read this together and talk about it. Some very interesting ideas and suggestions are in this book! The main idea of this book is to COMMUNICATE with your spouse. Tell them how you feel, especially about household work and the load each of you are carrying. Do you feel you are doing more than you can handle. Would you like more help from your spouse. Can you see a better way to help each other feel appreciated and loved. I LOVE that a lot of the stories in this book come from BOTH the husbands and the wives point of view! I agree that taking care of house and kids is the duty of BOTH spouses. We are PARTNERS and we are in this TOGETHER!
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
Okay, so you know I'm not married, and I'm not a man. So why would I sit down and read this book? For the simple reason that this book is well-written and has some of the most common-sense ideas for marriage that I have read. While this book would not have saved my marriage--that's a long story--I believe that this book contains some wonderful advice that could help out a lot of marriages out there.<br /> <br /> I love the fact that this is a book written for men by a woman. That may not make a lot of sense, but it does seem to work. I don't think most men would sit down and read this book on their own, but I liked the idea of wives reading to their husbands. I was surprised to discover just how ineffectively women communicate with men. I was always the wife who would tell her husband more than he bargained for. I never assumed he knew anything.<br /> <br /> Another area intrigued me, and I would have liked to have seen her mention it (because I understand this does happen more than you might believe). When I was married, my husband and I had a flip-flopped sort of relationship in the physical area. I craved physical intimacy quite regularly, and he was not generally interested. There are men who suffer from this, but I realize it is not the norm. If I had been married and reading this book, I would have wanted to know how to get my husband interested in the physical aspect of the relationship. But that's just coming from my experience.<br /> <br /> I really did not agree with her &quot;strike,&quot; but then again, maybe that was what worked for her. I would have liked to have seen her be more careful when recommending this behavior because I think it could cause marriages to break-up in many instances. I did appreciate the appendices with more printable information for the family. I can see where that would be useful.<br /> <br /> I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.