The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - 208 pages
1092 Reviews

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 has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship.

Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the incredible power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura shows you—with real-life examples and real-life solutions—how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life.

Dr. Laura's simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours.


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A few good tips and some not so good tips. - Goodreads
The writing was torture!! - Goodreads
Easy to read and has great information and ideas. - Goodreads
Good insights about men and how they think. - Goodreads
Her writing is weak, but she has lots of great advice. - Goodreads
It has great marraige advice and pointers! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

Read for book group. It was interesting and useful, would recommend for wives. Read full review

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User Review  - Justariana - Goodreads

Great insight into different perspective on marriage issues. Made me take a look at what I was doing and why I was acting the way that I was. I read this years ago but still think of some of the things I took from it. Read full review

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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 Dr. Schlessinger has her own YouTube Channel ( 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.

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