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The Male Female Dynamic Warren Farrell. getting their primary fantasy. Their
lines are promises designed to tap into the other's real needs. When we give
lines, we promise what we perceive as the other person's real needs — or their
Achilles' heels. When a woman says "No woman will ever be able to love you the
way I do," she is unwittingly recognizing how much a man commits in order to get
love. An outgrowth of male line-giving is male bragging, the equivalent of female
Anyone — woman or man — who wishes to change another person has to ask
first whether the desire to change the other is basically a desire to reinforce the "
he or she needs help — fm the better one" syndrome. When missionaries want to
save natives, the missionaries reinforce the Tightness of their own ways of
looking at the world. They reinforce their specialness — the natives become
conversion objects. The underlying (or is it overlying?) assumption of the
missionary position is ...
The person changing is aware of each time the toilet seat is put down. The
person living with her or him notices only when the toilet seat is up. The person
who wants his or her partner to stop burping still hears the burps, but not the effort
to repress the burp; still experiences the interruption, but not the effort made to
refrain from interrupting; still sees the clothes left around, but not those picked up.
The best way to encourage change? Actively notice when your partner completes
a meal ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - roryridleyduff - LibraryThing
I read this book after "The Myth of Male Power" and I wish some publisher would pick it up and reprint it. Of all Farrell's books on men's issues, this remains the most sympathetic to both sexes ... Read full review
Why Men Are the Way They Are/Cassettes (American Oriental Series)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In a question-and-answer format, Farrell ( The Myth of Male Power , Audio Reviews, LJ 10/1/93) explains life from a man's perspective. If you've wondered why men find it hard to commit, why they ... Read full review
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