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Summary

For all men and women who thirst to love and be loved by a woman, these words and stories of guidance from Clarissa Pinkola Estes are aqua vitea, the water for life and soul.  

Dr. Estes teaches that in love relationships, each partner challenges, nourishes and transforms the other. To achieve this lifelong love requires an understanding of the mysterious internal cycles that fuel relationships. Through irresistable storytelling, How to Love a Woman shows how every relationship fades and expires, only to be reborn in a fresh and strengthened form.

©2005 Sounds True (P)2005 Sounds True

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So perfectly woven

This book will be enjoyed many times to come. The stories were beautiful reminders of the many layers of learning we experience in relationship.

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Amazing

Beautifully said. Very wise as well , both for men and woman, mixture of poetry, stories and great guidance

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Beautiful and touching

Amazing book! It touches the depth of who we are in relationships. Very authentic book.

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Recommended! She's brilliant

Anything by Clarrisa, especially the dangerous old woman series. she's like a true mentor for women, teaching us to our very bones what we really need to listen too. Her research is splendid, informative and her intuition is mind blowingly accurate. I couldn't imagine my life without her, she's become a close friend to me through her writings. I'll listen to this over and over again, I learn something new each time. What a blessing she is 🙏💕

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must listen

essential wisdom for any and all beings with a pulse and ears and eyes, worlds within worlds

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Like water on dry land

This book - her voice - is pure medicine. I bought 'The Women Who Run With Wolves' 20 years ago, so I already know the stories she talks about, but now in a slightly different perspective. She puts words to my longing for true connection, to the openness and vulnerability that is required in true love. I lie down flat and surrender to this truth about relationship.

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Beautiful

This is useful both to men and women with regards to how to love a person, even if Clarissa does focus on how to love a woman. The stories were captivating, and Clarissa's analysis was even more.

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  • 07-04-14

Great book

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Love a Woman to be better than the print version?

Yes I would. This allows me to read it more then once to absorb all the content while driving my car.

What did you like best about this story?

An insight to what women are really like and how they think.

What about Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s performance did you like?

I love the way she tells the stories with so much feeling.

What did you learn from How to Love a Woman that you would use in your daily life?

I learned how to be a better husband and a better man. The 12 things to look for in a mate are especially helpful. For me it is too late to choose a mate but not too late to aspire to possess the attributes in the 12 things. If we all work on being those 12 things our relationships with both women and men will go much smoother.

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Carrissa Estes has a real insight as to what women want and how to have a relationship with women. I learned so much I took notes to reflect back on when I need help.
Great book with lots of great stories.

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  • Cole
  • 16-02-15

Amazing

A beautifully articulated message full of great metaphors and poetic language to keep you fully engaged.

Very well read, I really loved this book. As a guy, I learned so much and it really helped validate a lot of things I felt and put things into perspective.

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  • jopicq
  • 16-10-17

Must read for men and women

A beautiful short introduction to what haunts most relationships in modern life, that opens up the reader to parts of her fuller work depending on what they most identify with... cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • Ajooni Sethi
  • 27-09-17

Game changer

Mind blowing, heart opening, pattern shifting. And the most powerful and compelling narrations I've come across.

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  • Elisa Vargas
  • 02-07-17

Heart warming, practical and transforming

I've read this book at least four times over the years and I find new insights every time. Clarisa Pinkola Estes is one of my favorite authors and her storytelling is amazing. She has been a true teacher for me and I'm incredibly grateful for her books and stories. I've read them all.

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  • Agatha Lee
  • 04-05-22

Depths of intrigue in Loving a Woman

I loved it. The skeleton woman chasing after the man was quite interesting. Men are not as observant as women.

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  • Afro History fan
  • 14-07-21

Perfect Timing to Listen to this

I enjoyed this work amidst some shadow work I am doing. Perfectly timed beautifully performed

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  • D. L. Diehl
  • 18-07-20

Coveys Beautifully the Feeling Part of “How To”

A soulful, passionate and romantic listen, so knowingly read by the author’s own succulent voice. Speaks to and opens the heart to loving with just the right amount of pragmatism. Leaves open the freedom for each individual and couple to finding their unique journey while honoring the feminine spirit in the woman...and also in the partner who loves the woman.

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  • sierra
  • 27-04-20

a treasure

this is my second listen. deeper and richer each time. wise and insightful.... I am listening as a woman learning to embody my own erotic nature, how to connect.

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  • Soldely Dilone
  • 08-01-20

Amazing!

These stories and learnings by Dr. Estes are amazing.
Narration and music on point as well.