Understanding the Tin Man: Why So Many Men Avoid Intimacy

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Broadway Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 215 pages
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Why are men so afraid of showing their feelings? What scares men about commitment?

In Understanding the Tin Man, bestselling author William July II tackles these age-old questions, revealing what every woman wants to know about her man, and what every man needs to know about himself. Boys, conditioned to become emotionally closed off, all too often end up like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz–hollow on the inside, and unable to cultivate honest, loving, mutually satisfying relationships.

Understanding the Tin Man presents a simple, step-by-step program for men who want to change, and for women who want to help their men overcome the Tin Man syndrome. You will learn to recognize a Tin Man, understand why men really fear intimacy, see through the tactics men use to avoid commitment and relationships, identify the five situations in which even the most emotionally numb man will share his feelings, and, most important, learn how to help a Tin Man change his life. With thought-provoking questions and self-improvement exercises for both men and women at the end of each chapter, Understanding the Tin Man is a powerful tonic for relationships and a much-needed voice of reason on the battlefield of the sexes.

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About the author (2001)

William July II is a bestselling author and motivational speaker, and a former patrol officer with the metro police in Houston. In between writing and lecturing, July is pursuing a master?s degree in theology and counseling, and he is also a writer-in-residence for Houston?s Writers in the Schools program. He lives in Houston with his wife, Jamey Lacy.

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