The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands: What Successful Marriage is Really about
HarperCollins, 2004 - 180 pages
The advice book for married couples which has hit the NY Times Bestsellers list and is sparking controversy. Some might say it‚¬e¬(tm)s old fashioned advice, others say ‚¬e¬" like ‚¬e¬~The Rules‚¬e¬(tm) ‚¬e¬" that it works, and helps couples get along better together.
Dr Laura‚¬e¬(tm)s tell-it-how-it-is relationships book looks at what isn‚¬e¬(tm)t working in today‚¬e¬(tm)s marriages and prescribes a new set of values and rules to help make love blossom and marriages work. She tells wives to stop whingeing and work harder at nurturing the family and loving their men and rewards will be duly reaped. A central theme is the three A‚¬e¬(tm)s: appreciation, approval and affection ‚¬e¬" or showing your man you need, admire and desire him.
And what‚¬e¬(tm)s in it for a wife? Dr Laura contests that women are in the unique position of having extraordinary influence over their husbands which, when exercised thoughtfully, lovingly and intelligently result in a happier husband who will ‚¬e¬~swim through shark-infested waters to bring her a lemonade.‚¬e¬(tm)