This is a must read for anyone who is marriage or contemplating marriage. Dr. Laura provides a powerful message that really makes sense. It really made me stop and think about what was important in my live and the way I conveyed myself to my husband. It helped to make me realize our relationship was about a partnership, not about who's needs were more important than the other's.
Loved this book. It's an eye opener into how what we do as wives affects our husbands. We as wives can have the biggest impact on our husbands either for good, or negative. I highly recommend every wife, or future wife read this book.
This book saved my marriage! It was the year after our youngest child had left home and I was wondering having a hard time adjusting to my main role being a wife, rather than that of Mom. Everything my husband was doing irritated me. I didn't think we had any thing in common, and I couldn't envision my future with him. We had been married for over 22 years at the time, and I felt stuck. We were in our car on a trip to see some friends, and were again argueing over something. I was so unhappy. The radio was on and Dr. Laura, who I never listen to, was telling some callers about her book and counseling them on their attitudes toward their husbands. I listened and heard myself described in some of the callers situations. It was a new way of thinking, a new concept for me to think about the fact that my husband had feelings too. I was too caught up in my own "needs" and desires to think about how my attitude and thoughtless words might be hurting him. I always thought that since he didn't respond, then my words weren't getting through. So I became more and more callous and heartless and frankly mean. We stopped at a bookstore to kill some time before we were supposed to meat our friends and I found the book on the shelf and started reading. I couldn't put it down, so I bought it. Reading that book changed my attitude toward my husband and our relationship. I saw positive changes in both of us, and can honestly say that our marriage has never been better. He is my best friend and the person that I enjoy spending my time and my life with. We've been married for over 30 years now and I've recommended this book to others who have seen positive changes in their marriages as well. This book saved my marriage and I still go back to it periodically to refresh my perspective. The only problem is I have to keep buying it because I keep giving away my copy.