Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man: Coping with Hidden Aggression--from the Bedroom to

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 18, 2011 - Psychology - 208 pages
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With more than 100,000 copies in print, Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man draws on case histories from clinical psychologist Scott Wetzler’s practice to help you identify the destructive behavior, the root causes and motivations, and solutions.

Do you know one of these men?

The catch-me-if-you-can lover...

Phil’s romantic and passionate one minute, distant and cold the next.

The deviously manipulative coworker or boss...

Jack denies resenting Nora’s rapid rise in the company, but when they’re assigned to work together on a project, he undermines her.

The obstructionist, procrastinating husband...

Bob keeps telling his wife he’ll finish the painting job he began years ago, but he never seems to get around to it.

These are all classic examples of the passive-aggressive man. This personality syndrome—in which hostility wears a mask of passivity—is currently the number one source of men’s problems in relationships and on the job. In Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man, Scott Wetzler draws upon numerous case histories from his own practice to explain how and why the passive-aggressive man thinks, feels, and acts the way he does. Dr. Wetzler also offers advice on:

• How to avoid playing victim, manager, or rescuer to the “P-A”
• How to get his anger and fear into the open
• How to help the “P-A” become a better lover, husband, and father
• How to survive passive-aggressive game playing on the job

Living with a man’s passive aggression can be an emotional seesaw ride. But armed with this book, you can avoid the bumpy landings.
 

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User Review  - Budzeika - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the book a great deal ans would suggest it to anyone living with a passive aggressive person. The reason I gave it four rather than five stars is because it does not really give a great deal ... Read full review

Living with the Passive Agressive Man

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This book is life altering! Well worth the time to read it once then the second time with a highlighter. Its a must read for anyone struggling with professional or personal relationships. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Anatomy of PassiveAggression
21
On an Emotional Seesaw with the Passive
38
Who Falls for the PassiveAggressive Man?
57
Growing
72
Riding the Dependency Treadmill
91
The PassiveAggressive
105
Intimacy and Commitment
121
Sex and the PassiveAggressive Man
136
Marriage and Parenthood
154
The PassiveAggressive
174
Epilogue
195
Index
201
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About the author (2011)

Scott Wetzler, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York and associate professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He lives in New York City.

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