The Alpha Female's Guide to Men & Marriage

The Alpha Female's Guide to Men & Marriage

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The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage shows women who have a dominating personality how to love a man.

America is in love with the alpha female. She's the quintessential modern woman--assertive, razor sharp, and fully in control. Her success in the marketplace is undeniable, a downright boon to society. But what happens when the alpha female gets married?

She becomes an alpha wife, of course.

An alpha wife is in charge of everything and everyone. She is, quite simply, the Boss. The problem is, no man wants a boss for a wife. That type of relationship may work for a spell, but it will eventually come crashing down. Since 1970, just as women became more and more powerful outside the home--more alpha--the divorce rate has quadrupled. And it is women who lead the charge. Today, 70% of divorce is initiated by wives.

Do men just make lousy husbands? Not at that rate, says Suzanne Venker, bestselling author of The War on Men . The truth is that women don't know how to be wives. Why would they? That's not what they were raised to become.

But women can learn. There's an art to loving a man, says Venker, and any woman can master it. An alpha female herself, Venker learned how to be a wife the hard way--through trial and error. Lots of error. And here's what she knows today--the set of skills a woman needs to pursue a career, or even to raise children, is the exact set of skills that will mess up her marriage but good. No man likes to be told what to do. And no woman respects the man who does.

The Alpha Female's Guide to Men and Marriage gives women who are used to being in charge the tools they need to make their marriages less competitive and more complementary. Part memoir, part advice, this brave manifesto argues that while marriage is more challenging for the alpha female, it is possible to find peace in your marriage. In fact, it may be easier than you think.
Publisher: [Franklin, Tennessee] : Post Hill Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781618688446
Branch Call Number: 646.77082 Ven
Characteristics: 174 pages ; 21 cm

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Oct 10, 2017

I gave this a 5 not because I thought it was perfect, but because it was a boldly relevant book for women. Especially for the women who are controlling, critical, insulting, continually nagging, and harbor contempt for their husband who cannot do anything right. I think this book would be a wake up call for women like that. I was enlightened by the fact that many women like this believe they are doing something good, meaning they mean well, it's just who they are, that's a good thing in their minds and husbands should just have to deal with it. That's also what society seems to be projecting and reinforcing. And men for the most part take it from their wives until they either break in spirit or breakaway from the marriage altogether.

This book will no doubt get backlash from the PC police, which is even more of a reason to read it. I believe "alpha females" who crave control always and forever will read this and be alarmed in a good way. That if a woman reads this honestly she'll see some things she needs to change. She'll also understand the man in her life better, as well as being more understanding and appreciative of who he is. This book in no way suggest a woman turn into a door mat, with no thoughts or say in the marriage. Simply that a wife use her femininity which wields far greater influence in her marriage over being an domineering "alpha."

Boiling it down it was just refreshing to read a book that "gasp" was critical of an aspect modern womanhood. Encouraged women to better understand the men in their lives, and all the while offering hope. I highly recommend this book.

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