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Laura Doyle's marriage was in trouble, and couples counseling wasn't helping. On the brink of divorce, she decided to talk to women who'd been happily married for more than a decade, and their advice stunned her. Now an internationally recognized relationship expert, Doyle has shared her secrets with women around the globe, saving thousands of marriages with her fresh, revolutionary approach.

Practical and counterintuitive, the six intimacy skills are about focusing on your own desires and transforming your own life - not bending over backward to transform your husband. Incorporating these skills will empower you to: attract his attention like a magnet when you relax more and do less; receive affection not because you told him to make more of an effort, but because he naturally seeks you out; and feel more like yourself - and like yourself more.

If you've been trying to "fix" your relationship and it's not working, maybe the problem was never you, or your husband, or even the two of you as a couple. Maybe the problem is that nobody ever taught you the skills you need to foster respect, tenderness, and consideration.

©2017 Laura Doyle (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Dr J
  • 2021-05-08

I LOVED THIS BOOK.

I cannot believe how much this book changed my marriage - in the way that I VIEW my husband - in just the 6 days it took me to listen to the audiobook.

I see him in a different light and that has COMPLETELY changed us. I LOVE that it didn’t require anything from him, and it’s not about manipulating the situation or asking him to change.

I will recommend this book to EVERYONE!

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  • losttacostand
  • 2021-03-07

Game changer

Wow, this book was an eye opener for me and an answer to prayers. I am feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time that there is actually something I can do to save my marriage. I’ve thought it was all in my husband’s court. He was the one who needed to change. I thought I had done everything I could. Well I am excited to implement the 6 intimacy skills. In the last week, the few things I have done have already had an impact. I would recommend every woman read this.

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  • bailey
  • 2021-10-03

Some helpful, some not

I didn’t feel like the author included a broad enough range of living situations. My husband and I are both young, physically disabled with a child and some instances where the author said not to help when it impedes with your self care, that can’t happen when there’s physical needs that must be met. I’m blind, and unable to drive so, we live in an agricultural area with no public transportation or businesses for miles. Furthermore, I would have preferred alternatives to these end all be all phrases, since in our home, “whatever” in any context is viewed as extremely disrespectful no matter the tone or context. This comes from years of “whatever you say” being such a hot point- I used this a few times and it stirred up the same emotions. Also, saying Ouch and walking away only works when you can physically walk away. My husband gets very angry when I say anything and leave the room, he finds it disrespectful because I do not give him the opportunity to respond. If we are both sitting, this would enrage him, and if we were both in the car, I couldn’t walk away… so what do I say then? I would’ve appreciated that continuation.
Overall there’s a lot of good advice in choosing to laugh instead of get angry, but I think it needs to be taken with a grain of salt and combined with other works on marriage and especially Christian marriages.

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  • Natalie Mercado
  • 2021-09-11

Eye opening book

Eye opening book. I am excited to utilize all I learned for the greater good. Thank you!!

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  • Sarah B
  • 2022-04-04

Read it!!

This is incredible so easy to understand and almost like a lightbulb moment like why didn’t I know the stuff before? But so good!

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  • Danielle Adkins
  • 2022-03-07

High expectations!

I plan to incorporate all this in my Life, along with my faith and prayers. I hope I get the outcome..I ordered the hard copy of the book, to make notes, highlight in and refer to regularly.

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  • 2022-03-06

Amazing!

This book has helped me with essential tools to build my marriage in to what I knew it could be! I am a happier version of myself and look at my relationship a lot different now. Thank you so much!

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  • April Lambert
  • 2022-02-21

Truly a marital/quality of life game changer

Not like anything I have read before. It’s packed full of wisdom from women who have had successful marriages. And it is written by a woman who restored her relationship applying these principles. When applied, the skills in this book can restore a broken relationship or just build on a great one. I think this book should be read by every woman. Ideally, even before a woman starts dating. If you’re feeling hopeless in your relationship this book is for you. If you’re feeling really successful in your relationship this book is still for you. All it can add is greater joy and quality of life for you and your spouse.

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  • Lovestosmile
  • 2022-01-26

Every married woman needs this book!

I have listened to & read so many marriage books over the years in attempts to create more harmony & less arguing. Nothing ever worked. I felt I had a angry negative husband, even narcissistic. He wasn’t interested in improving the marriage. He just forced his way like a bull dozer. This book helped!! A lot!!! 6 intimacy skills do easy a toddler could say the magic phrases. My husband started to mirror me and now things are WAY better. 🙌🏼 Big thanks to Laura Doyle. She even has a monthly coaching program for anyone that wants it. Lots of women turn their marriages around after an affair and he leaves the other woman when the wife learns these 6 skills! Laura is committed to ending world divorce. If you want a solution to pain instead of a divorce too, this book is for you.

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  • VANESSA LEMIEUX
  • 2022-01-02

Changed my outlook on life

I’m not trying to exaggerate, I was so unaware. I was lacking divine connection and despite being raised catholic and later leaving the church and religion all together, Laura helped me find God again, and that’s not even what the book is about. She’s just that good, I didn’t know what to expect and I was very very surprised to receive this advice, and so extremely grateful because no one has put it into words so plainly for me to actually understand. So thank you again, I can not recommend this book enough. And if you don’t have the 8 hours, I highly recommend her 1 hour book called the surrendered wife.

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