The Empowered Wife: Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention, and Affection

The Empowered Wife: Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention, and Affection

by Laura Doyle


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The Empowered Wife: Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention, and Affection by Laura Doyle

Can a wife single-handedly bring a boring or broken marriage back to life? This improved and expanded edition of Laura Doyle’s acclaimed First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors features real-life success stories from empowered wives who have done just that—and provides a step-by-step guide to revitalizing your own marriage.

Laura Doyle’s marriage was in trouble, and couples counseling wasn’t helping. On the brink of divorce, she decided to talk to women who’d been happily married for over a decade, and their advice stunned her. From it, she distilled Six Intimacy Skills—woman-centric practices that ended her overwhelm and resentment, restoring the playfulness and passion in her marriage.

Now an internationally-recognized relationship coach, Doyle has shared her secrets with women around the globe, saving thousands of marriages with her fresh, revolutionary approach.

Practical and counter-intuitive, the Six Intimacy Skills are about focusing on your own desires and transforming your own life—not bending over backwards to transform your husband.

Incorporating these skills will empower you to:
Attract his attention like a magnet when you relax more and do less
Receive affection not because you told him to make more of an effort, but because he naturally seeks you out
Feel more like yourself—and like yourself more

If you’ve been trying to “fix” your relationship and it’s not working, maybe the problem was never you, or your husband, or even the two of you as a couple. Maybe the problem is that nobody ever taught you the skills you need to foster respect, tenderness, and consideration.

With humor and heart, The Empowered Wife shows you how to improve your relationship in ways you hadn’t thought possible. You’ll join a worldwide community of over 150,000 empowered wives who finally have the marriages they dreamed of when they said “I do.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944648381
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 54,738
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laura Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into 16 languages and published in 27 countries. Over 50,000 women credit her with not only saving their relationships, but also showing them how to become desired, cherished, and adored for life.

She is the founder of Laura Doyle Connect, a multi-national company that provides relationship coaching and programs for single women, girlfriends, and wives all over the world. She has appeared on CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, The Today Show and The View. Articles about Laura have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The London Telegraph and The New Yorker. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

Laura lives in Newport Beach, California, with her hilarious husband John Doyle, who has been dressing himself since before she was born.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Breakdown before the Breakthrough xi

Quiz: Can You Tell the Good Relationship Advice from the Bad Advice? xix

1 Empowerment Wears a Disguise 1

2 Wives, Marriage Is Up to You 13

The Six Intimacy Skills™

Skill #1 Replenish Your Spirit with Self-Care 23

3 You Are Not a Smaller, Less-Hairy Man 25

4 The More You Know What You Want, the Better 33

5 Express Your Desires in a Way That inspires 43

6 Happy Wives Phone a Friend 53

Skill #2 Restore Respect 59

7 What Were You Thinking When You Said Yes to the Dress? 61

8 Your Husband Doesn't Want Your Opinion 71

9 Why Wives Cause Most Divorces and What to Do Instead 79

10 Your Husband Is Smarter Than You Think 87

11 Pretend You Love Your Husband More Than Your Children 95

12 Dishonesty Is the Best Policy 103

Skill #3 Relinquish Control of Your Man 109

13 Stay on Your Own Paper 111

14 Communication is Overrated 119

15 Top 10 Ways to Control Your Husband (None of These Work) 127

16 Get Him to Do More by Doing Less 137

17 Your Husband Is Better with Money Than You Are 147

Skill #4 Receive, Receive, Receive! 158

18 How to Get More Gifts, Compliments, and Help 161

Skill #5 Reveal Your Heart with Vulnerability 173

19 What Made Your Man Fall for You (and Still Melts Him Every Time) 175

20 The Myth of Verbal Abuse 187

21 How to Get off the Fence and Be Happy about It 193

22 Why Sex Is Better When You're Married (and What to Do if It's Not) 201

Skill #6 Refocus Your View with Gratitude 211

23 The Most Powerful Intimacy Skill of All 213

24 The Power of the Spouse-Fulfilling Prophecy 219

25 Ending World Divorce 227

Acknowledgments 233

About the Author 234

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