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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944648381
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 39,568
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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Anonymous 5 months ago
This book had me in tears by the time I was near the end of reading it in its entirety. I could relate to every story that was shared in this book. I was on the brink of ending my marriage to an amazing man who was my best friend for many years prior to becoming my boyfriend and adventually becoming my husband. I had forgotten why I had falling in love with this man because he had become so distant and hurtful that I became scared and guarded. For years on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs I began searching for answers as to how we became so unhappy when we vowed to love and cherish one another for life. After reading this book my eyes are completely wide open now, I understand what's happened over the years and I am forever grateful to Laura as well as my counselor for wanting to help couples save their marriage from divorce. I am a women of strong faith and I believe God lead me to two beautiful and amazing women that would help me find my way back, to a happy and healthy marriage. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!!!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I have tried, researched and read many articles from other coaches like her, but none connected to me and to the woman in me as she did and as this book did. I didn’t agree with EVERYTHING in the book, but I took away almost all her lessons. They gave me a new perspective on marriage and on my behavior in general. I was already doing some of the skills, but not to their full potential and maybe not understanding them and knowing how to apply them. I had many “aha” moments where I came to realize what my faults were, where I went wrong and why my previous actions backfired on my marriage. My husband and I have been together 21 years married for almost 12 years and the thought of not being with him devastates me. Not that I need him but because I want him. He is an amazing man. I have hope now. I’ve put away my tears. It’s time to work towards being The Empowered Wife I know I can be.