Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Marriage 101 for Men!

Today, I'd like to welcome my friend, author Sherri Mills. She's stopping by on the blog tour for her newest release Marriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash is a Turn On. Great title, right? This is a companion to her first book, I Almost Divorced My Husband, But I Went on Strike Instead.

Get out of the doghouse and back into the bedroom simply by swapping the TV remote for the toilet brush! Whether you’ve been married for three months or thirty years, failing to help around the house remains a major cause of discord. Following this book’s principles, a husband learns to decrease disputes and increase intimacy by:
  • owning his share of household work
  • listening to his wife’s needs and communicating his own
  • spending the time on chores now to make more time for love later.
Using Marriage 101 for Men as a guide, you’ll be able to understand, alleviate, and ultimately eliminate the symptoms of stress in your relationship and be happier and more satisfied with all aspects of your marriage.
My Review:
I haven't yet read Sherri's first book (though I have a copy of it) but I'm very familiar with her story of going on strike for eight days when she was running ragged and on the verge of a breakdown trying to work full time, keep the house, make dinners, do laundry . . . well, you get the idea. Not only am I familiar with the story, I cheer Sherri for taking a stand. After the success of that book, she had a lot of men (and women) saying they felt it was geared toward women, and she needed to write a book for the men. So she did.
The book is a really easy read, which is great for men who don't particularly like to read. It's full of humorous truth in how men and women relate and communicate, and how we can stengthen our marriages by understanding why we women appreciate a scrubbed toilet more than a dozen roses. Sherry manages to tackle the issues of our changing world with so many women now working outside the home, and how we need to adjust both expectations of ourselves as women, and the expectations men have of us when getting married, or even when they've been married years and now their wives are working outside the home when maybe they didn't before.
Men, if you want to learn how to get lucky with your wives more often, I suggest reading this book. Seriously. Wonder why your wife is often angry or resentful? This book'll tell you. And women, if you need to figure out how to get the hubby out of his chair and loading the dishwasher, then give this to the man in your life.
Here's where you can buy this little gem (Father's Day is coming up. Just sayin'):
Meet the Author:

Sherri Mills has been a hairdresser for over 45 years. She has had her own salon long enough to see life happen before her very eyes. She has listened to real-life problems and followed real-life outcomes—-successes and failures—and through several generations, longer and more extensively than marriage counselors can.

In her practice she has seen the pain from too many divorces that didn't have to happen. She has been obsessed with trying to save as many marriages as she can.
Sherri's first book, I Almost Divorced my Husband but I Went on Strike Instead, was written to women, with detailed instructions on how to deal with the double-duty double standard of householder work and how to have more appreciation for their own husbands.
Men wanted instructions of their own, so Sherri outlined in this book real solutions to issues that sabotage marital accord. The book is written in such a manner as to make sense to the male partner in the marriage.

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