These past six weeks I've been reading The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, by Dr. Laura. I need to mention how I started reading this book. Well, I don't like admitting this, I know I'm human and I'm definitely not perfect. McKay and I were going through rough times in our marriage over the past couple of months. I know, it's shocking! You don't hear stuff like this normally, but I'm not the ordinary. Anyway, feeling like my marriage and life sucked and that everyone around me had a perfect marriage, I then had a divine intervention from an unexpected person, my husband.
My husband came home one day and said, "I want you to read this book." I looked at him and said, "What kind of a book is it?" He tells me that he listens to Dr. Laura on the radio when he's at work. He says, "Dr. Laura understands men and how they work. I want you to read this book, I think it would help you to better understand me and I think it could help our marriage." At first I was mad. I was like what the heck? I'm not the main problem here, he's at fault too. A couple days later the book arrived in the mail. McKay handed it to me and said, "Please, will you read this?" I took the book and said in a not so exciting tone, "sure." Yesterday, I finally finished it!
Well, my analysis of the book is: I've never had a book make such a big impact on my life and in my relationship (well except the Book Of Mormon). Over the past weeks I've been implementing what Dr. Laura says will help and improve a marriage, and I can honestly say that it's worked. I thought that it would only work for about a month, but no, it's different this time. I'd recommend this book for any married, single, or dating woman. I challenge you to read it, you might laugh, cry, and realize how lucky we are as woman to have such great men in our lives that love, cherish, and would do anything for us.
“give him direct communication, respect, appreciation, food, and good lovin’, and he’ll do just about anything you wish–foolish or not.”-Dr. Laura
Thanks Dr. Laura, even though you are a biotch sometimes, you kick butt!