The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage shows women who have a dominating personality how to love a man.
America is in love with the alpha female. She’s the quintessential modern woman—assertive, razor sharp, and fully in control. Her success in the marketplace is undeniable, a downright boon to society. But what happens when the alpha female gets married?
She becomes an alpha wife, of course.
An alpha wife is in charge of everything and everyone. She is, quite simply, the Boss. The problem is, no man wants a boss for a wife. That type of relationship may work for a spell, but it will eventually come crashing down. Since 1970, just as women became more and more powerful outside the home—more alpha—the divorce rate has quadrupled. And it is women who lead the charge. Today, 70% of divorce is initiated by wives.
Do men just make lousy husbands? Not at that rate, says Suzanne Venker, bestselling author of The War on Men. The truth is that women don’t know how to be wives. Why would they? That’s not what they were raised to become.
But women can learn. There’s an art to loving a man, says Venker, and any woman can master it. An alpha female herself, Venker learned how to be a wife the hard way—through trial and error. Lots of error. And here’s what she knows today—the set of skills a woman needs to pursue a career, or even to raise children, is the exact set of skills that will mess up her marriage but good. No man likes to be told what to do. And no woman respects the man who does.
The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage gives women who are used to being in charge the tools they need to make their marriages less competitive and more complementary. Part memoir, part advice, this brave manifesto argues that while marriage is more challenging for the alpha female, it is possible to find peace in your marriage. In fact, it may be easier than you think.
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Table of Contents
A Note from the Author vii
Quiz: Are You an Alpha Wife? x
Introduction: A New Set of Tools 13
Chapter 1 Wave the White Flag 25
Chapter 2 Decide to Stay 38
Chapter 3 Learn the Dance 47
Chapter 4 Own Your Feminine (or Your Inner Beta) 62
Chapter 5 Serve for the Sake of Serving 77
Chapter 6 Have Zero Expectations 87
Chapter 7 Don't Use Money as a Weapon 104
Chapter 8 Stop Saying No 126
Chapter 9 Speak Less-You'll Say More 135
Chapter 10 Get Busy in the Bedroom 144
Dos and Don'ts for Alpha Females 159
Reading Group Questions 167
An Interview with the Author 169
About the Author 175