How to Make Your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are. The same year Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique rocked American households by defining the dissatisfactions of housewives, Helen Andelin. These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages.

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If we are to have pe I have a love-hate relationship with this book. There are some things that need to be hated.

And there were a couple things that I have been doing right and it explained why they work. I had been raised to be very aggressive, independent, and competent, and added to that was the fact that I am very tall and unfeminine heelen king. But she never does. What happens when the average red-blooded man comes in contact with an obviously able, intellectual, and competent womanmanifestly independent of any help a man can give, and capable of meeting him or defeating him on his own ground?

Nov 22, Lily rated it did not like it Shelves: Paperbackpages.

Anyway, on to the actual chapter for this week. As I am now so crippled in all facets of my being you should now love me and put me on a pedestal. Most of this chapter is, from my point of view, almost entirely normal. Her ridiculous exaggeration of manner makes him suddenly want to laugh; makes him feel, in contrast, stronger, more sensible, and more of a man.


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However, I think that so many women have been misguided in reading this and I feel sad. Excuse me while I go beat my head into a wall.

Women who give just enough to get by never enjoy homemaking. You could turn in circles your entire life trying to figure out exactly how to save your marriage by this method. Despite the low rating I give it, I actually recommend everyone read this at some point.

But thousands of women nationwide ate it up. Andelun know Andelin is trying to say how strong men are, but she achieves the exact opposite. And here is where things get complicated, because Helen says this:.

A scene such as this invariably makes us smile with amusement. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What an unbelievable baby!!!

This book is the marriage bible for ‘alt-right’ women, and it was written in 1963

He is so weak, and his self confidence so fragile, that he will crumble unless he is kept in a world of delusion. For, you see, an independent, smart, capable woman turns men off. According to Andelin, men must be catered to all of their lives, and find a weak woman fascinating because they want to scoop her up in their arms and protect her, forever. In the presence of such strength and ability in a mere woman he feels like a futile, ineffectual imitation of a man. She encourages women to hide their opinions, hide their true emotions and hide any skill that could threaten the supremacy of their husband.

Having said all of that, I still think that it was worth the read. I think in our feminist andelib, we disrespect and devalue men a lot. She also assumes that a man could never value and love a wife that can stand on her own two feet and pull her own weight in the marriage. The world was frightening, let men take care of you.


To give him sex every time he asks is to spoil him. It is a proactive book and is not about changing anyone, but yourself As with any book of this type you take what you need at the time and ignore the rest.

Focus on the Family.

Fascinating Womanhood by Helen B. Andelin

Fascinating Womanhood offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old- How to Make Your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? January 27, by SamanthaField. If I try to go to sleep earlier, I have nightmares, I wake up three or four times, and I get up in the morning feeling groggy and confused. To a white housewife, it looked like everything that made her comfortable in the world was coming undone.

Although many women believe that Fascinating Womanhood has helped their lives, the book’s teachings remain controversial. I’m going to stop reviewing now, before I become really angry, swear a blue streak, and commit perfectly justifiable acts of violence. Perhaps I’m naive but I didn’t realize the extent to which some people would go to impose their will upon another.