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Stop Spoiling That Man!: Turn Your Needy Guy into an Equal, Loving Partner
     

Stop Spoiling That Man!: Turn Your Needy Guy into an Equal, Loving Partner

by John B Arden, Victoria Arden
 
How do you love a man without spoiling him? In the past, you've complained that your husband or boyfriend demands too much and gives back too little. He's evasive. He's a hypochondriac. He can't pick up after himself. But have you ever thought that perhaps it's you who's to blame for the spoiling? Or, at the very least, that you're

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How do you love a man without spoiling him? In the past, you've complained that your husband or boyfriend demands too much and gives back too little. He's evasive. He's a hypochondriac. He can't pick up after himself. But have you ever thought that perhaps it's you who's to blame for the spoiling? Or, at the very least, that you're unconsciously rewarding the very behavior you've been complaining about all along?

In Stop Spoiling That Man!, psychologist John B. Arden reveals how you can develop the skills to unspoil the man in your life and encourage him to be a more equal giver. With the help of his wife Victoria Arden, Dr. Arden explains how to you can:

  • Distinguish between a truly spoiled man and one who really isn't,
  • Dissect the various ways that a spoiled man can control you, and
  • Deal with such a man using a wide range of methods from Dr. Arden's counseling practice.
With practical suggestions, quizzes, and real-life vignettes, you can focus on enhancing your relationship and protect yourself from your man's whiny ways. With this book in hand, you can cut those apron strings once and for all.

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Aiming to help women whose men demand too much and give back too little, psychologist Arden (America's Meltdown: Lowest-Common-Denominator Society) and his wife, Victoria, an arts educator who has worked in the mental-health field, describe how lopsided relationships are begun and how to turn them around. Using lists, quizzes, and real-life vignettes, they detail how to spot red flags, remain optimistic with a pessimist, ask more of a passive partner, and avoid destructive arguments. A particularly helpful chapter guides readers in refusing to walk on eggshells and pamper oversensitivity. A book complete in sound theory and practicality that will undoubtedly appeal to many women; highly recommended for public libraries.


—Deborah Bigelow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598693287
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

John B. Arden, Ph.D., is a psychologist with thirty years of counseling experience, twenty of those years in counseling couples. He is the director of training for mental health for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Northern California, overseeing the largest mental health training program in the nation. He has taught in colleges, professional schools, and universities. As the author of five previous books, he has been interviewed by Fortune, Real Simple, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, CBS Market Watch, the San Francisco Chronicle, many nationally syndicated radio programs, and several other media outlets. John's wife, Victoria Arden, M.A., is an arts educator and has worked in the mental health field. They live in Sebastopol, CA.

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