Not All Men Are Dogs, Choosing Your

Not All Men Are Dogs, Choosing Your "Other" Best Friends

by Arnon Katz




Parents warn their children not to talk to strangers. Women know that they, too, should be cautious with strangers, especially strange men. Yet, so many women still fall prey to men who disrespect them, hurt them, and, too often, abandon them. Countless women overlook or ignore the obvious danger signs when they first enter into relationships with men. Many women simply do not know enough about men. Many women too quickly forget all about their own needs when in relationship with men. Even though they recognize their affinity for potentially damaging men and regularly demonstrate their innate talent for attracting the wrong men, many women still repeatedly enter too quickly into damaging, unhealthy relationships.

Consequently, many women endure the pains of these painful relationships, living with difficult partners and suffering the consequences of their unfortunate choices. Other women leave their men and re-marry. However, so many repeat their earlier mistakes and enter into similarly unproductive relationships. Still, other women avoid men altogether. As they fear undergoing another painful episode, they stay away from relationships rather than risk the pains of another tormenting experience. Many women seek therapy for their emotional suffering and helplessness in dealing with their partners. Some women hope that they can improve their relationships by changing their partners. Many blame themselves, and some break down under the burden of their anguish. In their pain and anger, women often describe their men as "behaving like children, animals," and refer to them as "dogs."

This self-help book, written primarily for women, explores many different aspects of men, including their unique individualities, behaviors, and vulnerabilities. The book presents a picture of men based on the male author's first-hand knowledge, his professional interaction with his patients, and his philosophical understanding and psychological views. The book developed in a psychology clinic out of the author's fascination with the humorous, yet noteworthy, parallels between men's behavior and that of their best friends-their dogs.

This book will help women become more attentive to their own needs and provide them with a new perspective about their lives. Their new knowledge about themselves and men, along with coping strategies and survival tips provided in the book, will help women acquire some of the prerequisites necessary for entering into healthier relationships or coping with their current ones. Women certainly need a lot more information about men before they can make informed decisions and become emotionally involved with them. This book also illustrates that, in spite of the striking resemblances and humorous parallels between men and dogs, men still possess unique and valuable qualities. Men still remain women's "other" best friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789659058310
Publisher: Fig Leaf Books
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.55(d)

Read an Excerpt

"Overall, it seems that your man's response ultimately depends on his level of security, both that you will remain compliant with his needs and demands, and that you will not reject or abandon him."

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction - Men and Dogs?
Chapter 2 Me-Men
Chapter 3 Your-Men
Chapter 4 Watchout-Men
Chapter 5 Anti-Men
Chapter 6 Right-Men
Chapter 7 Common Themes
Chapter 8 Choosing Your "Other" Best-Friend

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