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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Schlessinger Narrator: Lily LoBianco Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780061257360
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The long-awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking bestseller, now Dr. Laura focuses on how men and women need to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of masculinity and femininity; what the best ways to relate, caretake, and nurture each other are; and how to bring a marriage back from the brink of disaster.

Jumping off her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura asserts that in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage, spouses must recognize and appreciate the polarity between masculine and feminine. Both husband and wife have power in the relationship, and each needs to realize this in order to ensure personal satisfaction. Using real-life examples from her call-in radio show, and giving real-life solutions, Dr. Laura focuses on the typical mistakes made by men and women in their relationships and shows how marriages can come back from the brink of disaster and divorce.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Schlessinger] expounds on the different ways that men and women communicate and how modern feminism has undermined men’s and women’s images of marriage and the sex roles within marriage. She offers love alerts and do’s and don’ts to maintain healthy marriages. Schlessinger’s fans will love this book.” 

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  • “Dr. Laura combines concrete, no-nonsense advice with her trademark wit to reinforce the bedrock strategies for a loving marriage.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tifani | 2/18/2014

    " Once again Dr. Laura has given truthful and stinging advice. This book, along with Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands should honestly be read and reread often. It is good to be reminded and be kept in check. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Heaton | 2/8/2014

    " The best book ever! Helps feminist women to knock it off, given husbands more perspective on being caring and understanding, is fabulous for married AND single people. Definitely recommend this book to EVERYONE!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 1/31/2014

    " I only listened to part of this book on cd. I did enjoy it and I think she gave really great tips. I really liked her other book "The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands" better. But I thought this was interesting as well. Great for those looking for marriage helps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison Bowers | 1/26/2014

    " I'm almost done with this book and actually quite enjoying it. Dr. Laura definitely has strong opinions about men and women roles but I don't think she's too far off. A lot of the book includes samples of phone calls she's recieved but if you allow yourself to resonate with them it can be quite good and help keep you focused on the thing that matters most in life - family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natali | 1/24/2014

    " I am not a huge Dr. Laura fan. Kevin listens to her show so we read the book together. Perhaps we don't fit the norm, but the things she mentioned for guys, I was like and the things she mentioned for girls Kevin fit. I felt like there were a few things that hit it right but nothing I would recommend the book to other people for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherece | 1/14/2014

    " A wonderful book for a happy home and marriage! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/23/2013

    " Amazing, straightforward advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeana | 12/10/2013

    " Good book. Though some passages seemed repetitive. Not as good as Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivcaudle | 12/5/2013

    " Great book for every married couple to read. I am currently reading it again because I am always looking for ways to learn and grow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aroura | 11/24/2013

    " So many great ideas! This was a really helpful book. I love that it stands up for women's best natural role, that of the nurturer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Blood | 11/8/2013

    " Great book. Good reminders to put your marriage as a priority and tips to help do so. Inspiring to do more for your spouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 11/4/2013

    " This is a good book, it has a lot of the same information that The proper care and feeding of Husbands had., so I got a little board with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AmyLyn | 10/27/2013

    " I think Dr. Laura is the very best voice of reason for couples. My marriage is a thousand times better because I've read her books and this was no different. This is a book to reread every couple years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige tuhey | 8/23/2013

    " yes she rants about feminism but she also has some important strategies to share "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyceliv | 3/24/2013

    " Oh Dr. Laura. I do like how she says things. There were many stories in this book that made me feel like a good wife. Some people are nuts. But kudos to those of you in a poor marriage and stick it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 8/15/2012

    " This is a good book, I just felt it was a bit too repetitive. It seemed like a lot of these concepts were already presented in her previous book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/29/2011

    " Great practical advice on taking care of and improving your marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawna | 11/12/2011

    " Still a very enlightening read, tho I got a little more personally out of "Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teeni | 10/26/2011

    " I read this book every year. It makes me a better wife. A better wife makes for a better marriage. Having a good marriage is my top priority. Not for those who don't like Dr. Laura. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 10/11/2011

    " I appreciated the overall message of the book, namely to respect and be loving of your spouse. That being said, I understand that not everyone who reads this book will be pleased. Dr. Laura is nothing if not blunt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donielle Xu | 9/16/2011

    " This book was a good reminder of how to take good care of myself and my husband. I would recommend it for anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 7/15/2011

    " Great ideas and recommendations in this book. I really had an awakening with certain aspects of my marriage while reading this book. Very enlightening! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 5/17/2011

    " I enjoyed listening to this but found some of it hard to take. I had a hard time with the terms "My man" and "his woman" but was able to overlook those to see what she was trying to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/14/2011

    " I didn't want to like it, but I thought it had some good points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/12/2011

    " Just what you'd expect from Schlessinger. Some good points and suggestions. Some parts made me want to punch her. Not a good read if you're a feminist! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jodie | 5/5/2011

    " There was some good information here, but mostly I was bored. I felt she tried to make it more exciting with intense examples from her radio show. Some good info, but not the best read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 5/4/2011

    " This is like rewinding 50 years of progress. Dr. Laura is a moron. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/4/2011

    " I highly recommend for all married ladies!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristen | 4/14/2011

    " If this book is about what wives SHOULD be like then I NEVER want to get married - it sounds AWFUL!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/13/2011

    " This book is awesome! Dr. Laura totally tells you how it is and how to make marriage amazing! If you are happily married, unhappily married, soon to be married, or even thinking about marriage, READ THIS BOOK! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tatrd | 4/12/2011

    " Give him "guy time", let him act like a man, don't whine to him, use sex for yourself too. He has feelings and emotions. Tell him you're proud of him and how hard working he is and he'll slay dragons for you. "

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About the Author

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is one of the most popular talk-show hosts in radio history and the only woman to win the prestigious Marconi Award for syndicated radio. She is the author of twelve New York Times bestsellers, writes a daily blog, and is a regular Newsmax columnist. She is heard daily on Sirius/XM Channel 155 live, and her program is streamed and podcast on www.drlaura.com. Dr. Schlessinger has her own YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/drlaura). She is also the skipper and driver of a racing sailboat program that won the 2010 international race from Newport Beach to Cabo San Lucas. She and her husband live in Southern California.