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

The Surrendered Wife

A Practical Guide for Finding Intimacy, Passion, and Peace with a Man

Paperback Published: 8th January 2001
ISBN: 9780743204446
Number Of Pages: 288

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This controversial approach to 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.

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John Gray author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus The Surrendered Wife is a practical and valuable tool for women wanting to regain intimacy in their relationships.

Introductionp. 13
Take the Quiz: How Intimate is Your Marriage?p. 15
Respect the Man You Married by Listening to Himp. 33
Give Up Control to Have More Powerp. 45
Keep Surrendering a Secretp. 63
Take Care of Yourself Firstp. 69
Express Your Desiresp. 78
Relinquish the Chore of Managing the Financesp. 89
Receive Graciouslyp. 108
Foster Friendships with Womenp. 120
Resist Biting the Baitp. 125
Avoid Setting Up a Negative Expectationp. 133
Stop Reading His Mindp. 140
Don't Crowd the Setterp. 148
Abandon the Myth of Equalityp. 153
Set Limits by Saying "I Can't"p. 162
Strive to Be Vulnerablep. 172
Admit It When You're Hurtp. 178
Let Your Husband Be the Children's Fatherp. 182
Listen for the Heart Messagep. 191
Take a Feminine Approach to Sexp. 199
Say Yes to Sexp. 206
Never Eat Wormsp. 221
Ignore the Red Herringp. 228
Rely on a Spiritual Connectionp. 235
Let Him Solve Some of Your Problemsp. 241
Be a Diplomat in the Male Culturep. 249
Measure Your Progressp. 255
Spend Your Energy Surplus on Yourselfp. 265
How It Is Nowp. 272
Surrendered Circlesp. 274
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ISBN: 9780743204446
ISBN-10: 0743204441
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th January 2001
Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27

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