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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage. Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands ha...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060520625
ISBN-10: 0060520620
Publication Date: 9/1/2006
Pages: 208
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Currents
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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HollyWoods627 avatar reviewed The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Is this book for real? Does she even expect people with a lick of sense in the 21st century to adhere to this malarkey? I saw a personal ad that said that the woman he wanted had to be one who was familiar with this book. I was curious so I ordered it. I read it with incredulity! Her credentials have to be storebought! Again, I ask,"Is this fool serious?"
She had a TV show on a few years back but I never watched her (Not a TV person at all) and I'm glad I didn't. This book takes women back to the 1800s. We have worked too hard for our freedom and independence to embrace her ideals. This book had to have been written as a joke. All I can say is that if a man tells you he wants the kind of woman in her book, run the other way!!!!! Don't look back!
A relationship should be equal with both members contributing 100%. This woman negates the relationship state completely. Why don't you just go out and buy yourself a female slave so she can "care for you properly?" You are certainly not looking for a friend, lover, wife??? using her criteria.
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jennilvsrobert avatar reviewed The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands on + 3 more book reviews
This book changed so much of my perspective. At first, much of the message was unsettling but only because I was being shown truths about my behavior that I did not want to realize. By the end of this read, I found myself anxious to discover where my marriage would go from there. I appreciate this woman for not coddling the female population or making excuses for our rotten behaviors that are so destructive to the men we love... She has a message that we all should have heard long ago.
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From Publishers Weekly
In her newest book, Schlessinger (10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives) relies upon her experience in private practice, radio and letters she received from men and women in tackling the issue of women who mistreat their men and suffer the consequences of unhappiness. The women who criticize their husbands in the stories that Schlessinger relates are depressed in their marriages and feel little love from their husbands. Unabashedly asserting that man is a "very simple creature," who needs only "direct communication, respect, appreciation, food, and good loving'" to respond with devotion, compassion and love, this controversial marriage and family therapist claims that every woman can achieve a deeply satisfying marriage if she adheres to certain fundamentals men require. Preparing dinner, caring for the children without complaint, greeting her husband with a kiss and engaging in sexual intimacy instead of "tearing down a husband's necessary sense of strength and importance" can result in the harmonious marriage women crave. While many of her listeners and readers claim her unequivocal advice has salvaged teetering marriages and improved marital harmony, others perceive Schlessinger as a throwback to what many see as years of female oppression in the home.