The Stronger Sex
Understanding and Resolving the Eternal Power Struggles Between Men and WomenBook - 1998
Why do women tend to dominate in intimate arguments, while men concede, placate, or withdraw? Indeed, why do women tend to force relationship issues, while men usually try to avoid them? Nature compels women to confront men to test their commitment and push them to provide, while it compels men to duck confrontations and avoid offending the women who can carry their genes into the next generation. Not surprisingly, what is good for genetic survival can be bad for relationships. Our primeval differences set men and women on one collision course after another, producing the endless skirmishes in the battle of the sexes. Invariably, we're left exasperated, incapable of understanding the other sex. It doesn't have to be that way. According to this remarkable book, men and women can rise above their genetic programming to achieve a deeper understanding--and appreciation--of the opposite sex. InThe Stronger Sex, you'll recognize your own natural strengths and weaknesses--as well as those of the one you love. In addition, you'll learn which gender: • Dominates personal arguments • Is more highly stressed in personal confrontations • Jilts the other almost twice as often • Falls harder when relationships fail • Is more stressed by workplace conflict when it occurs with someone of the same sex than of the opposite sex • Is more intrigued by casual sex, but is also more inwardly troubled by it • And more The Stronger Sexwill change forever your beliefs and understanding of the opposite sex. It will help you improve your relationships in every area of your life and enjoy them more. "Balanced and insightful. A triumph over illusion and misunderstanding." --Warren Farrell, Ph.D., author ofWhy Men Are the Way They Are "Compelling portraits, page after page. Come venture into the strange realities of sex, power, anger, confrontation, obligation, infidelities, and the real meaning of love," --Ann Cryster, author ofThe Wife-in-Law Trap "Unconventional but thoroughly fascinating. Astute, helpful, politically incorrect, and softly outrageous." --Joel Block, Ph.D., author ofSecrets of Better Sex About the Author Richard Driscoll, Ph.D.,is a psychologist who specializes in relationships, conflict management, and inner guidance. He has written three previous books and twenty professional articles. Dr. Driscoll is married to Nancy Davis Driscoll, who is also a psychologist, and they are in private practice together. They have a combined total of over forty years of professional experience working with relationships, and over fifty years of personal experience being married (to each other). They have three children.
Publisher: Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., 
Copyright Date: ©1998
Branch Call Number: 305.3 Dri
Characteristics: xiii, 332 pages ; 23 cm