The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide for Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with a Man

The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide for Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with a Man

by Laura Doyle

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A New York Times bestseller, this controversial guide to improving your marriage has transformed thousands of relationships, bringing women romance, harmony, and the intimacy they crave.

Like millions of women, Laura Doyle wanted her marriage to be better. But when she tried to get her husband to be more romantic, helpful, and ambitious, he withdrew—and she was lonely and exhausted from controlling everything. Desperate to be in love with her man again, she decided to stop telling him what to do and how to do it. When Doyle surrendered control, something magical happened. The union she had always dreamed of appeared. The man who had wooed her was back.

The underlying principle of The Surrendered Wife is simple: The control women wield at work and with children must be left at the front door of any marriage. Laura Doyle’s model for matrimony shows women how they can both express their needs and have them met while also respecting their husband’s choices. When they do, they revitalize intimacy.

Compassionate and practical, The Surrendered Wife is a step-by-step guide that teaches women how to:

· Give up unnecessary control and responsibility
· Resist the temptation to criticize, belittle, or dismiss their husbands
· Trust their husbands in every aspect of marriage—from sexual to financial
· And more.

The Surrendered Wife will show you how to transform a lonely marriage into a passionate union.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743211505
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 478,545
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Laura Doyle is the author of the controversial bestsellers The Surrendered Wife and The Surrendered Single. A popular speaker on relationship issues, she teaches workshops based on her books. She lives in Costa Mesa, California, with her husband.

Table of Contents



Take the Quiz: How Intimate is Your Marriage?

1. Respect the Man You Married by Listening to Him

2. Give Up Control to Have More Power

3. Keep Surrendering a Secret

4. Take Care of Yourself First

5. Express Your Desires

6. Relinquish the Chore of Managing the Finances

7. Receive Graciously

8. Foster Friendships with Women

9. Resist Biting the Bait

10. Avoid Setting Up a Negative Expectation

11. Stop Reading His Mind

12. Don't Crowd the Setter

13. Abandon the Myth of Equality

14. Set Limits by Saying "I Can't"

15. Strive to Be Vulnerable

16. Admit It When You're Hurt

17. Let Your Husband Be the Children's Father

18. Listen for the Heart Message

19. Take a Feminine Approach to Sex

20. Say Yes to Sex

21. Never Eat Worms

22. Ignore the Red Herring

23. Rely on a Spiritual Connection

24. Let Him Solve Some of Your Problems

25. Be a Diplomat in the Male Culture

26. Measure Your Progress

27. Spend Your Energy Surplus on Yourself

How It Is Now

Appendix: Surrendered Circles

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