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Praise for The Secrets of Happily Married Men
"Manly men rest assured: You can hope to become a better husband without
having to get in touch with your feminine side. . . . Lively and entertaining,
this broad guidebook provides Haltzman's insights illuminated by anecdotes from
his online discussion forum for married men."
— Psychology Today
"Haltzman . . . launches his eight strategies with remarkable vigor. More
important, they are extraordinarily well fleshed out and convincingly supported
with useful 'to do' lists and a multitude of examples. They will no doubt prove
helpful to many men struggling to build a happy marriage."
— Publisher's Weekly
"Scott Haltzman, a psychiatrist and Brown University professor, has been
studying marriages good and bad for a long time. . . . View marriage as your
most important task, Haltzman urges men, and pursue success as you would
anything else that matters."
— Washington Post
"Men are good at fixing problems, not talking about them, so Haltzman advises
playing to your strength. The genius of this book is that it . . . asks
politically incorrect questions about men and women at home—the neglected front
in the gender wars."
— New York Times
"The insights in this book reveal a new and effective way for men and women to
understand and appreciate each other. It shows what it really takes to create a
loving and lasting relationship."
—John Gray, author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
Marriage and relationships are in crisis. The breakup and divorce rate remain
incredibly high, despite all the couples therapy, afternoon talk shows, and
other books in the marketplace, many of which describe men as abusive
commitment phobic creeps who'd better change fast or else. But this new book is
totally different, a whole different way of looking at how to build a
successful long-lasting relationship from a man's point of view, men who are
happy in their partnerships, who have figured out what works for them in
accomplishing the goal of a loving, intimate, lifetime commitment. Dr. Scott
Haltzman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at
Brown University, and founder of www.secretsofmarriedmen.com , has devised a
proven method for improving relationships, based on a man's special and unique
skills, strengths, powers—as a responsible and motivated worker, manager,
leader, problem-solver, partner, husband, and father. Men are different, Dr.
Haltzman says. They don't approach relationships with the same skills and
techniques that women do—and viva la difference. Dr.Haltzman therefore lays out
eight ways, tasks, proven techniques which men have revealed in confidential
correspondence to his highly successful website, including The First Way: Make
Your Marriage Your Job, The Second Way: Know Your Wife, The Third Way: Be Home
Now, The Fourth Way: Expect Conflict and Deal With It, The Fifth Way: Learn to
Listen, The Sixth Way: Aim to Please, The Seventh Way: Understand the Truth
About Sex, The Eighth Way: Introduce Yourself, and finally, Celebrate Your Love
. Within each of these steps, he provides both specific analysis, guidelines
and techniques based on male biology, neuro-science, brain differences, unique
developmental stages from youth to seniority. To illustrate these ideas in
action, he's included wonderful true stories, anecdotes, and confessions from
the website. The result is a practical, very entertaining, totally original way
to build successful relationships for men and their partners, girlfriends, and
wives. For a lasting commitment, a continuing guide to solving inevitable
problems and bumps in the road, for more fun, better sex, genuine intimacy, and
a life-long partnership—this dynamic new author shows the way in a manner that
finally includes an authentic male perspective.