From the Back Cover
For the first time ever: a liberating guide to life and love that tells successful women that they can find the right partner without having to change or settle—and then shows them how to do it
In the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet amazingly, successful women are constantly being told that their professional achievements might doom their chances of marriage and family.
Don't believe the alarmist, negative hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Data show that today's Alpha women—ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking—are hardly fated to be spinsters. On the contrary, by rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before. A clinical psychologist with more than thirty years' experience, Dr. Rhodes shares her secrets to helping women triumph in love by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.
Challenging gender stereotypes associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises the Alpha woman to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who is not threatened by her strengths but is communicative, responsible, and collaborative. Just as Alpha women aren't demanding bitches, Beta men aren't passive wimps. Demonstrating that nearly everyone is a combination of both qualities, Dr. Rhodes includes a comprehensive test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum. This tool will give women more options and help them make better choices.
More than just offering advice about romance, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match explores the dramatic shifts in our culture, and how these can bring women greater empowerment in both their love lives and their careers.
About the Author
Sonya Rhodes, PhD, has been a practicing psychotherapist in New York City for more than thirty years. She has served on the faculty of New York Medical College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services and is the coauthor of three previous books, including Second Honeymoon: A Pioneering Guide for Reviving the Mid-Life Marriage (with Susan Schneider). She lives in New York City with her husband.
Susan Schneider is an award-winning former editor, columnist, and writer for numerous women's magazines, including Mademoiselle, Modern Bride, and Sesame Street Parents. She is the author of the novel The Wedding Writer and the coauthor of the nonfiction book Second Honeymoon (with Sonya Rhodes). She lives in New York City.