Diamonds glitter at her ears, in the Star of David around her neck, and on her manicured fingers with their blood-red nails. Laura explodes when Valerie denies she's afraid of being alone. Although Schlessinger has become a poster girl for the Christian right ("They love me! When Dennis says, "I'll try to listen to your questions carefully and answer them," Dr. Then I can't jump on you." When Lita makes it through her first question unbloodied and wants to know if the guru has time for another, Dr. I've learned a lot from you morally."And in an age of moral relativity, Dr. Who could find fault with her message of personal responsibility? "She doesn't appear to have a guilty conscience, even though we all know the road is littered with people.Despite her diminutive size, Schlessinger is a commanding presence. "Then there's Valerie, who is reluctant to leave her boyfriend. " she exults), she doesn't completely toe the party line. Schlessinger calls one man's wife a "loose woman" and tells a 20-year-old her best friends are "drunken sluts." On other days, particularly with callers who grovel sufficiently, she can be less ferocious. Laura unexpectedly relents, because "I haven't had to yell at you yet." Pause. " Then she attacks the victim for not reporting the incident, which occurred more than 20 years ago, when most teenagers didn't understand that forced sex, even with a man you know, is rape. She hates it when they try to clarify matters with relevant facts. Maybe that's why she's not happy: she knows from whence she came."She's writing a book on the Ten Commandments? Laura's original mentor, veteran Los Angeles radio personality Bill Ballance. "She's broken them all."Clearly, he is joking: Schlessinger is undoubtedly innocent of polytheism and idol worship.Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the values, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America, often creating struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship.” I actually read this book when I was first married.My mother-in-law purchased it and we passed it around to all of the girls in the family. I was a virgin until marriage, and now that I'm married I don't desire sex. You were brave enough to come out today, and they aren't going to go away on their own. My husband is turned off by kissing, but I love it. How can my husband and I talk to you or find a good sex therapist in our area? Until then, don't be scared and sweep these problems under the rug.Here’s a few pointers and helpful reminders to get you started:1.Your Profile Photo This is your chance to be in the spotlight!
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She moves fast, charging past staffers who beseech her for a moment of her time. But her followers aren't really seeking religion: they want a taskmaster to stiffen their spines and tell them what to do. Laura is happy to oblige, dispensing her advice in doses that land as hard as a cane on the back. Laura's sinewy little size-two body is clad in a cornflower-blue Escada blazer and matching skintight jeans cinched around her taut waist. "Let's not try to find a decent man: let's wait till he turns into one! "My answer to women who complain about their men is: Pick better! "I love women who volunteer," she says witheringly. One caller divorced his wife, with whom he has a seven-year-old, a four-year-old, and 18-month-old twins, because she is manic-depressive and suicidal. Laura has no sympathy for his custody problems: "Your penis helped create this," she says. "It's helping the world." Linda, whose first adulterous affair was with her therapist, quavers, "You may have saved my life." A grandmother offers, "I wish I had heard you when I was bringing my children up. After some found that grandiose, she claimed she was misquoted: "I have never, ever said that I was a prophet! ("She said it twice," reports the writer, Janet Wiscombe.)But Schlessinger's fervor is indisputably evangelical, and her listeners believe her to be a paragon, a beacon of hope and rectitude in a dissolute, degraded world. "She is probably the unhappiest woman I've ever met," says Shelley Herman, a writer who has worked with Schlessinger and been a closest friend for many years.
Since her program was nationally syndicated in 1994, her rise has been meteoric; she has close to 20 million listeners, an audience that is quickly surpassing Rush Limbaugh's and has already topped Howard Stern's. After all, Schlessinger has standards - and millions of disciples who expect her to uphold them. Laura Web site was established, 310,000 people clicked onto it at once, crashing the system. The first, Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, was a New York Times best-seller for 26 weeks; the next, How Could You DO That?!
Since I had the opportunity to do this review, I decided to read it again.
This is by far one of my favorite books on marriage for this reason: I cannot control my husband’s actions.
After a radical hysterectomy, I've lost my sex drive.