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 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. The Surrendered Wife will show you how to transform a lonely marriage into a passionate union.
©2001 Laura Doyle; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved, SOUND IDEAS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"The Surrendered Wife is a practical and valuable tool for women wanting to regain intimacy in their relationships." (John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus)
In an odd way, this (rubbish) book was uplifting because I realised I was nothing like the nagging whiny woman in the book who treats her husband like "an irresponsible child" (her words).
She uses Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as an example of surrender - whilst apparently being (hilariously) oblivious to the fact that they hated each other.
She advises that you repeat "whatever you think" to anything your husband/partner says that you disagree with
- anyone with more than one brain cell (crying in the corner because it's all alone) will realise that (continually repeating this as though you were a well-turned-out, manicured parrot) this will become substitution for that well-known, on-your-head-be-it, here-there-be-monsters phrase: "fine".
Finally, anyone who uses the phrase "just as fish are the last to realise they are in the ocean..." deserves a one star review.
I was shocked by how short it was. only 1 hour. had some good points that I will definitely be taking on board. I will listen to it a few more times to get the info to sink in and take notes.
I think we could all do with giving up a little bit of control to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. This is essentially the essence of this story and I think the author explains it very well. As a former control addict and always looking for ways that I can surrender more and be better in my life and I definitely picked up a few fabulous tips from this book. perhaps her best tip is not retaliating in an argument but simply saying ouch Wenstone by the words of another. This leaves them to assess their words and leave them hanging in the air which has a far greater effect than retaliating in anger. Definitely recommended if you are married or intended to get married
Just love listening and listening
Women can really take Catherine's cue for a happier home. Though i have always been a believer in being surredrred, it was great to listen to another who believes it too. Thanks for putting it down.
This book is wonderful! I listened to it twice and then gave it to my sister. The author points out things I haven't thought of before. Great book.
I loved it! I only wished it was longer. The information inside is invaluable. I am going to use some of the tips to try and help me. The recording is clear and the narrator is pleasant to listen to. If this type of book is what you are looking for, it could save you some agony along the marriage path. I also got some of Dr. Laura's Books. A+
Awesome info for any woman that wants to have a great relationship with her husband!
Love it! I only hope my wife will.
"I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! A MUST READ FOR ANY WIFE!"
At the top of my list, although FYI it is rather short. I wish it wasn't abridged.
I have had many
EVERYTHING. And it's worked wonders.
I first read this book in the paperback version, then bought the audiobook during a sale.
I LOVE LAURA DOYLE's narration!!!! I wish all narrators could sound as interesting as she is! It was so easy to listen to and understand, because she speaks as if she's standing right in front of you, engaging in a conversation with you!
5 stars for performance! I love when listening to an audiobook is captivating and this definitely was!
"Fed up wife"
This book has given me great insight. New things that i will do to become a better wife
Good information on marriage
I like being able to listen to books while I'm doing other things. Can't really multitask while reading an actual paper book.
I think there should be an option to get this unabridged. I really dislike abridged books.
This was wonderful information. I really like the whole taoist kind of take on it. Like the tin yang kind of thing, that a lot of people may call antifeminist....I just think it's good information that a lot of people are afraid of.
"Short and sweet + practical"
I absolutely agree that the feminist movement has made it so that we can now CHOOSE to surrender, which makes it much more meaningful.
I get it now....lol. I now know what I was doing wrong for 4 years and am ready to make necessary changes without feeling like a ditz or a slave :-)
I loved this book! It is challenging and encouraging at the same time! I will be recommending to many.
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