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The Surrendered Wife Audiobook

The Surrendered Wife

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Publisher's Summary

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 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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Jessica 08/10/2015
    Jessica 08/10/2015 Member Since 2006
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    "Brainless bilge"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Blake 20/09/2016
    T. Blake 20/09/2016
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    "Very short"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Busby Belfast, N Ireland 16/02/2015
    Kim Busby Belfast, N Ireland 16/02/2015 Member Since 2016

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    "Fantastic book"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lovina Abuja, Nigeria 13/01/2012
    Lovina Abuja, Nigeria 13/01/2012

    Just love listening and listening

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    "Beautiful"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Kara
    Frederick, OK, USA
    02/11/06
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    "Wonderful!"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothy
    Chula Vista, CA, USA
    06/11/07
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    "Great Information"

    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+

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • AliciaS
    MN
    21/10/16
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    "Great!"

    Awesome info for any woman that wants to have a great relationship with her husband!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    Baltimore, MD, United States
    06/06/10
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    "Love it!"

    Love it! I only hope my wife will.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Theresa
    California, United States
    05/12/11
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    "I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! A MUST READ FOR ANY WIFE!"
    Where does The Surrendered Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of my list, although FYI it is rather short. I wish it wasn't abridged.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Surrendered Wife?

    I have had many


    What did you learn from The Surrendered Wife that you would use in your daily life?

    EVERYTHING. And it's worked wonders.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dedria Payne
    11/11/16
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    "Fed up wife"

    This book has given me great insight. New things that i will do to become a better wife

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    01/09/16
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    "Abridged!! AHHH"
    What did you like best about The Surrendered Wife? What did you like least?

    Good information on marriage


    What does Laura Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like being able to listen to books while I'm doing other things. Can't really multitask while reading an actual paper book.


    Do you think The Surrendered Wife needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I think there should be an option to get this unabridged. I really dislike abridged books.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mara
    Norman, OK
    01/09/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joy C
    30/06/16
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    "thank you!"

    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 :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carrie wade feder
    09/06/16
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    "LOVED!!!!"

    I loved this book! It is challenging and encouraging at the same time! I will be recommending to many.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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