Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives

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Villard Books, 1994 - Psychology - 232 pages
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"Ask anybody in Los Angeles about "Dr. Laura," and they'll have plenty to say! She's the incredibly popular and controversial psychotherapist who hosts L.A.'s top-rated midday radio talk show on KFI AM 640." "Laura Schlessinger has very strong convictions, and she doesn't hesitate to voice them to callers. She urges women emphatically to lose a domineering jerk of a lover and pick one of the "good guys," to stay home and parent the babies they've made, and to follow that dream rather than some dreamboat. Above all, Dr. Laura exhorts women not to blame anything or anybody but themselves if they're unhappy and their life seems a mess!" "Now, at last, Dr. Laura brings her wit, wisdom, and no-holds-barred clinical techniques to the book page. Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives uses real-world examples from her radio show and private practice to drive the message home. And the message is that our reticence to be bold and brave often makes us act like stupid, submissive victims. Once we muster the courage to take responsibility for our own problems, and to tolerate the discomforts of risk, the possibilities for personal growth and joy are limitless." "Ten Stupid Things addresses the reader with such profound (and often outrageously humorous) directness that you'll feel you're having a one-on-one discussion with this Powerhouse of decision-making. You'll experience the "shock of recognition" time after time - whether the topic is trying to force a marital commitment from a man by "turning up pregnant," staying too long in a relationship "made in purgatory," or wondering why love didn't turn out to be enough." "If you're looking for an all-approving hand to hold, you won't find it here. If you're prepared to take a clear-eyed look at your self-diminishing behavior and to make the move to a quality existence, there's no one better than Dr. Laura to keep you honest and to cheer you on. One thing's for sure; You'll never look at your relationships, behaviors, and decisions the same way after you've finished reading Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives!"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Schlyne - LibraryThing

I was given this right after my parents divorced by well meaning relatives of my father. It's a bit condescending. From what I remember there were some things that were useful in this book and some ... Read full review

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This book, given to me by a concerned employer, helped me get out of a bad relationship. Dr. Laura gives outstanding advice to women. It's hard to read because it makes you feel like crap, but it's ... Read full review


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Dr. Laura Schlessinger holds a post doctoral certification in marriage, family and child therapy and is licensed by the state of California as a marriage and family therapist. She is the author of best-selling children's books, Why Do You Love Me?, But I Waaannt It!, Growing Up Is Hard and best-selling adult books, Ten Stupid Things Couples Do To Mess Up Their Relationships, Ten Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids, The Ten Commandments, How Could You Do That? The Abdication of Character, Courage and Conscience, Ten Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives, and Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives. Dr. Laura is a leading radio talk show host whose weekday show is syndicated nationwide to approximately 12 million listeners. She is also the president and founder of the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation, devoted to abused and neglected kids through its unique outreach of My Stuff Bags. She lives with her husband, Dr. Lew Bishop, and their son, Deryk, in southern California.

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