The Surrendered Wife: A Practical Guide for Finding Intimacy, Passion and Peace with a Man
A New York Times bestseller, this controversial guide to improving your marriage has transformed thousands of relationships, bringing women romance, harmony, and the intimacy they crave.
Like millions of women, Laura Doyle wanted her marriage to be better. But when she tried to get her husband to be more romantic, helpful, and ambitious, he withdrew—and she was lonely and exhausted from controlling everything. Desperate to be in love with her man again, she decided to stop telling him what to do and how to do it. When Doyle surrendered control, something magical happened. The union she had always dreamed of appeared. The man who had wooed her was back.
The underlying principle of The Surrendered Wife is simple: The control women wield at work and with children must be left at the front door of any marriage. Laura Doyle’s model for matrimony shows women how they can both express their needs and have them met while also respecting their husband’s choices. When they do, they revitalize intimacy.
Compassionate and practical, The Surrendered Wife is a step-by-step guide that teaches women how to:
ˇ Give up unnecessary control and responsibility
ˇ Resist the temptation to criticize, belittle, or dismiss their husbands
ˇ Trust their husbands in every aspect of marriage—from sexual to financial
ˇ And more.
The Surrendered Wife will show you how to transform a lonely marriage into a passionate union.
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What I was really trying to do was control John. The harder I pushed, the more he
resisted, and we both grew irritable and frustrated. While my intentions were
good, I was clearly on the road to marital hell. In no time I was exhausted from
To remind myself of my new priorities, I adopted the word “surrender” as my
mantra, because it was shorter and more to the point than saying, “stop trying to
control everything.” I repeated “surrender” to myself silently over and over again.
Expresses what she wants without trying to control him • Relies on him to handle
household finances • Focuses on her own self-care and fulfillment A surrendered
wife is: • Vulnerable where she used to be a nag • Trusting where she used to ...
CONTROL. “One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original
dimensions.” —O LIVER WENDELL ... Just as fish are always the last to discover
they are in the ocean, those of us who survive by trying to control things around ...
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