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Ten Stupid Things Couples Do to Mess Up Their Relationships [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Laura Schlessinger
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Book Description

1. Stupid Secrets
Withholding important information for fear of rejection

2. Stupid Egotism
Asking not what you can do for the relationship but only what the relationship can do for you

3. Stupid Pettiness
Making a big deal out of the small stuff

4. Stupid Power
Always trying to be in control

5. Stupid Priorities
Consuming all your time and energies with work, hobbies, errands, and chores instead of focusing on your relationship

6. Stupid Happiness
Seeking stimulation and assurance from all the wrong places to satisfy the immature need to feel good

7. Stupid Excuses
Not being accountable for bad behavior

8. Stupid Liaisons
Not letting go of negative attachments to friends and relatives who are damaging to your relationship

9. Stupid Mismatch
Not knowing when to leave and cut your losses

10. Stupid Breakups
Disconnection for all the wrong reasons



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 648 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060512601
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (13 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC1PKW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #530,068 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Nov. 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not completely sold... 29 Sept. 2010
By Emma
Format:Paperback
There seems to be a spate of "holier than thou" authors pedalling, at times, insufferable judgements on a generation where mistakes are at last available for them to be made.

There are many valid opinions - especially where she states that children are feeling less and less important. And that there has been a breakdown in society of a moral and ethical nature, however, in order for life (as we know it) to change we all need to breakdown to be rebuilt.

We are in new times. Perhaps I am an optimist and perhaps my faith in the human ability of being "sick of being sick and tired" that one day they will want change the life they lead is a child like fantasy... but i have it...

Her sexist and patronising comments about women being more like men than women these days sadly shows her lack of compassion or even want of understanding. Women have for hundreds of years been on the back foot of society. Not privy to the development of a nation or the right to express freedom of speech. And then, not that long ago, won the right to vote which has subsequently helped other achievements to be made.

The second world war brought a need for women to enter the workforce as men were fighting. This shot women's rights to the forefront of the political agenda.

Women have only been "free" (in some societies) for barely a hundred years. And it is only right that they will want to do all the things that men have been granted the freedom to do. Therefore the homes that women once held are going to fall apart, the state of the nation's health will grow increasingly because the home cooked meal is no longer the preferred option.

But that does not mean that this is a bad thing.

It means that things have to change if we are to continue as human beings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some great stuff in here 21 Dec. 2002
By Amazonbombshell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
You know, I don't agree with about half the things Dr. Laura Schlessinger says on the radio or in any of her books. I think she's far too conservative in general, and downright repressive about religion and sexuality. Yet I keep coming back for more.
Why? Because this lady has her head screwed on right. She's figured out one way to help people lead more fulfulling and committed lives, and she's not afraid to advertise it, knowing full well that she's going to get slammed for it. You've got to admire guts like that, and you really should take her ideas into consideration. There's something to be said for "traditional morality" (which encompasses things that are not necessarily moral issues at all), and its ability to make the world run more smoothly and people turn out better.
Listen to Dr. Laura about the importance of true committment to your mate, about taking reponsibility for yourself, about raising your children with love and discipline. Remember that her politics do not have to agree with yours and her religious views may conflict, but this does not diminish the importance of her message. You can ignore all the moralizing fluff, but what Dr. Laura is really about is devotion to family, and responsibility in relationships of all kinds. THAT is something everyone can use a lesson in.
58 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Helpful 1 Jan. 2002
By "perribear" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Okay, I'll admit upfront that I'm a gay woman and listen to Dr. Laura's show on the radio. I agree with some of what she says, and disagree with a whole lot, but knew that I would learn something from this book. Despite my disagreements with her politically, she's always been right on with issues about relationships, and this book really nails some of the more serious issues every couple faces, including gay couples. The issues she confronts are really universal--"Stupid Secrets," "Stupid Pettiness," "Stupid Power," etc., and really helped to shed light on the issues I'm facing in my relationship. One of the great things about Dr. Laura's style is that she puts her opinions right up in front and you can take it or leave it. I found I'm taking most of her advice from this book. I highly recommend it even if your relationship is going really well right now. You'll need to have this information if (when!) things get tough further down the road. Be prepared!
61 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She continues to teach us something!!!!! 11 Jan. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I don't agree with everything she says, but I have always learned something of value to me. So I began reading Dr. Laura's "How Could You Do That?" She re-enforced moral issues for me and started me re-evaluating several other issues. Having gotten good information from that book, I went on to read, "10 Stupid Things Women Do..." Low and behold my dating/relationship issues cleared up and I'm now on the path to marriage with a wonderful guy.
So thinking I've resolved everything, I questioned what she new things she could tell me. Began skimming the book in a bookstore. Several chapters later, I realized I still have much to learn and she has a lot to teach. We get so caught up in ourselves, we stop thinking about the whole picture. A relationship is a group effort, made up of individuals, but it is a group. And it is bigger than it's parts. So when I get caught up in Pettiness (my perfectionism), Power Struggles (okay, yeah, I like to control situations), and Stupid Priorities (yes, I can say, "No." now) and look back on those chapters and get my head straight. I've already begun recommending it to my friends whenever they say..."I can't believe he/she just doesn't get it about X issue..." FOR THEM, not the person they're talking about!
30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book for Couples! 7 Feb. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I just finished reading this book, and it is absolutely wonderful. I have worked doing pre-marital and marital counseling and she sums up the biggest mistakes that couple make in their relationships. Every problem I have encountered in dealing with couples, I have seen in the book, either in general or specifically. This book is so good, I am going to have it as "required" reading for all my pre-marital classes!
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward And On Target Advice For Couples 15 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book presents a compelling and eye-opening viewpoint and provides a good basis for couples who want to build better skills at relating by re-examining their behaviors. While reading, I did recognize behaviors in myself that I have also engaged in but was previously not aware of.
It is clear that Dr. Laura has strong beliefs and is passionately committed to her ideas and to her viewpoints. The information is presented in a straightforward manner and is often on target. Though Dr. Laura's style of communication is strong, the message and content is ultimately geared to help readers recognize their behaviors and to prevent broken relationships.
I have also read another book on relationships that I found to be extremely enjoyable and helpful as well. The book is "Working On Your Relationships Doesn't Work" by Ariel and Shya Kane. This book explores a new technique geared toward mending relationships and building ones that are nurturing and fulfilling. This book uses examples from many of the Kanes' clients and associates, from their workshops and seminars, as well as from their own personal life journey. By bringing awareness to our ingrained patterns of behavior, they guide readers to discover satisfaction and increased productivity in their lives and relationships, without having to "work" on their
problems...as well as how to have a lot of fun along the way (that "fun" part is right up my alley!)
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