I really liked this book. I read it when I was mad at my husband and didn't want to be nice to him. She does a great job of presenting information that may not be popular opinion, but is incredibly valuable. For some reason it is okay to treat men horribly in our current society. Living in a house full of men I really do see this all the time, one husband, four sons. This book mostly encourages women to stop being such snotty brats and treat their husband with respect. She never encourages women to put up with abusive or bad behavior but in this book she assumes that you have a relatively decent husband and deals with how you, the woman, behave. A definite benefit for any marriage but you have to be able to look at your own flaws since this book will not allow you to whine about his! :)
Dr. Laura argues for a conservative view of marital roles. Whatever you think of that, she offers interesting ideas, helpful tips, and a whack on the head to remind the reader that husbands are people seeking love and appreciation, too.
Laura is not going to try to tell you what your itching ears are longing to hear. She is against man-bashing and the bias against masculinity in our culture. It was good to have some of the reminders in her book, such as that a man should be honored in his own home. I always try to keep that in mind, and was very upset recently when I had to make a choice between honoring my mother and honoring my husband in his home. Men have certain natural instincts, such as to protect their families, that they shouldn't be beaten up about. Also, I think Laura is right that men do need to have sex frequently to feel loved and to relieve stress, so that's a good reminder for us wives to have. It's too easy to get caught up in our day-to-day caring for the children, careers, and other work, and forget our man's needs. They can't help it that they have needs any more than women can help that they have needs. I think this book is a good, realistic, and conservative view of what a woman can do to keep her man happy and *around.* It's typical Laura Schlessinger, so if you like her radio show, you will probably like this book.
Men are simple, make us feel valued, give us food, sleep, and sex, and we'll try to do whatever you need us to. No brainer.
Very good Book.... Very insightful, Makes you understand men better and how to keep your hubby happier :)