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Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand : The Superwoman's Practical Guide to Getting as Much as She Gives - Laura Doyle

Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand

The Superwoman's Practical Guide to Getting as Much as She Gives

Paperback Published: 6th April 2004
ISBN: 9780743245159
Number Of Pages: 288

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Why do the things you want elude you?

Intimacy. Validation. Romance. Nice things. "More time." Most women wish for these every day.

In "Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand, " bestselling author Laura Doyle says that all of these things are available to us, but receiving them makes women feel uncomfortable. We turn away praise at work, help with the house, an expression of admiration so that we appear to be in control. The result is a Superwoman Syndrome: we are overworked and exhausted -- and we feel alone.

In "Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand, " Doyle provides steps for overcoming the Superwoman Syndrome and explains why:

  • If you act like you don't deserve something, everyone else will agree
  • Saying what you want makes you more beautiful
  • Grateful women have better romantic relationships
  • You should let a man support you
  • You have to be vulnerable to get emotional help

    With her trademark practical approach, Doyle explains why it is "better to receive than to give." She guides you to accepting what you are offered with ease and kindness, which is the expressway to having what you want.

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    "Doyle seems to have filled the needs of thousands of women."

  • Introductionp. xvii
    Women Reject the Very Things They Say They Want the Most
    I Thought I Was Superwoman
    What to Do When the Easy Times Hit
    You'll Feel As If You're Getting Away with Something
    How I Discovered My Receiving Muscles, and How You Can, Toop. 1
    I Was Standing in My Own Way
    I Had the Kookiest Problem
    I Had to Override the Alarm System in My Head
    How I Know It's Better to Receive Than to Give
    Anyone Can Learn to Receive
    Reflect on What You Reject
    Begin to Receivep. 15
    Miss Manners Would Not Approve, Gentle Reader
    Things Were Better Than I Could Stand
    Get Glad, Not Even
    Feel Uncomfortable and Say "Thank You" Anyway
    Speak Tenderly to Yourselfp. 25
    Good Receivers Don't Put Themselves Down
    You're the Enemy Inside the Tent
    Sometimes Self-Criticism is So Familiar You Don't Even Notice It Anymore
    A Criticism Is Never the Truth
    If You Can't Say Something Nice to Yourself, Find Someone Else Who Will
    Pretend You're Comfortablep. 37
    If You Act As If You Don't Deserve Something, Everyone Else Will Agree
    There Was Not Enough in the World for Me
    How to Feel Deserving
    Receiving Requires Faith
    Get Out of Controlp. 45
    Receiving Means Feeling Exposed
    To Have Intimacy You Must Give Up Control
    Drop the Gun and Put Your Hands in the Air
    Receiving Is Trickier Than It Sounds
    Stay in Your Own Skin
    I Know Only What I Want, So I Trust Others to Say What They Want
    Receiving Complimentsp. 59
    What Every Great Receiver Knows
    Receiving Compliments Well Makes You More Attractive
    Feeling Like a Fake Is Better Than Looking Like a Jerk
    Take All the Help You Can Getp. 67
    Let Others Lighten Your Load
    No Woman Is an Island
    You Have to Be Vulnerable to Get Emotional Help
    Rejecting Help Is Rejecting an Emotional Connection
    Get Advice from People Who Have What You Want
    Take My Advice--I Won't Be Needing It
    Be Still and Know That You Are Not Godp. 83
    The Cure for the Chronically Busy
    Should You Get Involved?
    The Danger of Doing Everything Yourself
    You're Not the Fire Department
    Give Up the Rush
    Sometimes Less Really Is More
    Busy Isn't Better
    Fill Your Own Cup Firstp. 99
    Receiving Requires a Full Cup
    No One Can Fix Me but Me
    How to Lose Friends and Irritate People
    Self-Care Is a Discipline
    Forming a Happy Habit
    Own Your Giftsp. 113
    Modesty Is Dishonesty
    It's Hard to Be Humble
    Identify Your Authentic Desiresp. 119
    Only Dead People Don't Want Anything
    Will My Real Desire Please Stand Up?
    Don't Be Afraid of Impossible Desires
    Desires Are Not Dangerous
    When Your Brain and Your Heart Argue, Your Heart Always Wins
    Desires Are Road Maps to Destiny
    Figure Out What You Want
    Say What You Wantp. 133
    Invite Support By Speaking Your Desires
    Be Straight and You Won't Manipulate
    Saying What You Want Makes You More Beautiful
    Secret Desires Can Drive Your Loved Ones Crazy
    Your Desires Are Not Set in Concrete
    Say What You Want to Someone Safe
    Admit That You Goofed and Apologize for Your Partp. 145
    Good Receivers Are Accountable
    Admitting You Were Wrong Is Not as Bad as You Think
    Your Critics Will Be Speechless
    There's Nothing Left to Fight About
    No Ifs or Buts About It
    Admitting You're Wrong Is Attractive
    Get Forgiveness from Yourself
    Apologies Are Free, So Spread Them Around
    It Takes Two to Tango
    Give Up Guiltp. 161
    "Guilt Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving"
    You're the Deejay of Your Own Head
    If One Apology Is Good, More Is Better, Right?
    Your Words Count the First Time
    Contrition Leads to Change
    Accept Apologiesp. 175
    The High Price of Making Nice
    Rehearse Your Acceptance Speech
    First Receive, Then Accept or Reject an Apology
    Not All Apologies Are Acceptable
    If You Haven't Been Wronged, It's Right to Reject an Apology
    Receiving Apologies Increases Your Confidence
    Never Complainp. 187
    Make Yourself a Magnet
    Gratitude Gets You Further
    Gratitude Is a Glass That's Half Full
    The Opposite of Gratitude Is Entitlement
    Gratitude Shows That You're Pleasable
    Grateful Women Have Better Romantic Relationships
    Marvel at Small Thingsp. 199
    Wake Up to Your Good Fortune
    Saying Thanks Won't Make Someone Stop Giving
    Be Grateful for the Things You Hate
    When Life Throws You a Hardball, Be Glad You're in the Game
    Reject What Doesn't Fit for Youp. 209
    Know When to Say No
    Use the Distress Test
    Reject Things That Get on Your Very Last Nerve
    Good Things Come to Those Who Say, "No, Thanks."
    Listen to Your Spidey Sense
    Foster Romance with Receivingp. 219
    Let Him Please You
    What Makes a Man Feel Successful
    Rejecting His Offers Is Emasculating
    Consider Keeping Presents You Hate
    You Won't Owe Him Anything in Return
    Sex Is a Gift
    Rejecting Sex Is Rejecting the Relationship
    Let a Man Support Youp. 231
    Don't Try This at Home
    Let a Good Guy Support You
    Behind Every Great Man Is a Very Surprised Mother-in-Law
    You're His Inspiration
    What Inspires a Man
    Use Your Power Wisely
    The Mother of All Receiving Challenges
    Receive Money for Work You Lovep. 245
    Misery Made Me Feel Virtuous
    It Pays to Play
    Clinging to the Wrong Job Will Keep You From Getting the Right One
    How Receiving Can Help You Make a Career Change
    Tell Everyone About Your Talents
    If You Love What You Do, You'll Never Work a Day in Your Life
    Speak For Yourselfp. 257
    Not Everyone Will Applaud You
    Receiving Is Better Than the Alternative
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    ISBN: 9780743245159
    ISBN-10: 0743245156
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 6th April 2004
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 0.38

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