From the authors of the best-selling The Secrets of Happily Married Men comes the much-anticipated follow-up book The Secrets of Happily Married Women. In their first book, Dr. Haltzman and his coauthor Theresa Foy DiGeronmio outlined a recipe for men about growing a happy marriage: treat marriage with the same sense of purpose, resolve, and single-minded devotion that they have for their job. Although that workplace formula works well for men, an entirely different set of criteria resonate with women. In The Secrets of Happily Married Women, Dr. Haltzman tells us stories from real women who are happy in their relationships. These women know how to get more out of their partners by doing less, by not trying so hard to make men perfect, not dragging them to couples therapy, not expecting them to think or behave like a woman. These are women from Dr. Haltzman's clinical practice and culled from thousands of contributors to his Web site www.HappilyMarriedWomen.com. They have learned to understand how men really work and tap into men's powerful hard-wired desire to please women and "be a better man."
Dr. Scott Haltzman is clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University and medical director of NRI Community Services in Rhode Island. He also has an active private practice, with a focus on marriage counseling for individuals and couples. You can reach him at DrScott@HappilyMarriedWomen.com. Theresa Foy DiGeronimo is the author of more than fifty books in the fields of education, parenting, and family relationships.
Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Know Your Husband. 2. Nurture His Needs-and Yours. 3. Fight Better. 4. Talk Less. 5. Have Lots of Sex. 6. Take Charge of Your Own Happiness. 7. Heal Thyself. Epilogue: When Mamma's Happy, Everybody's Happy. Notes. About the Authors.