This story is about a 38 year old wife and mother who is frustrated and "burnt out" from raising her three children and her husband. She says in the first chapter "...when Steve and I got married and the minister asked me to say the words "I do", I didn't realize I'd be the only one doing." She ends up going to a party for women, which she felt guilty about attending while leaving her family at home, and that is where all the stories come out within the book.
It contains a humorous story line of fiction contrived and based from true stories told to Lindner by women interviewed across the country from all walks of life, ages 21 to 84, enhanced with cartoons.
Lindner has expertly accomplished the telling of a tale with the everyday trials and tribulations that a wife and mother faces, willingly or not, in an easy reading format that captures the attention of the reader immediately. Every woman in America owes it to herself to read this book and revel in the genuine message if offers, enabling them to think for themselves in a non-threatening way, to help themselves.
Unlike any other book out there, this is not a "How To" book, rather, this is a "That's Me" self-help saga. Through the main character's recognition and understanding of her circumstances, she analyzes here situation and walks herself through the healing and recovery process, which serves as a model for women everywhere to "take care" of themselves while still finding fulfillment as a wife and/or mother.
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I traveled the country for many years and saw too much complication and sadness in relationships. We spend far too much time analyzing how we each think and act. There is some magic that the happy couples in our country taught me over a 10-year period of interviewing them, for my book. They showed me that we don't have to analyze and think when we originally fall in love. We just want to play and have fun in a new relationship.
We listen carefully, tolerate mistakes, and we laugh together. Then something happens. We get caught up in the "have tos" and the "need tos" in life. When we lose love and find it again -- humor and play smiles within us again. Why then would we want to stop what works in the beginning? Why would we forget how to keep the fire of love alive? This book looks at life and relationships and brings out that humor. You will laugh and learn while reading this story. You deserve that in your life. That's a gift that is worth giving yourself. Humor, appreciation, and play are the ingredients that can keep your love alive.About the Author:
Richard Lindner is a native of Brooklyn, New York. Having raised a son as a single parent, his experiences as a single dad lead to the vision that became reality in his writing the book, "How Do You Expect Me to Be Your Wife When I'm So Busy Being Your Mother!?" In the seventies to mid eighties, Lindner worked as a speech pathologist and a marriage and family therapist, position which prompted the idea to author a book centered on family relationships.
For 10 years, Lindner engaged in field research examining the plight of women who found it difficult to separate the wife/mother role with their spouses. During the research and writing of the book, Lindner worked in various sales and marketing positions. His experience in these fields has enhanced the promotions associated with his writings. Lindner has appeared on numerous radio talk shows and has made several television appearances throughout the United States.
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Book Description Win Win Pubns, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0965864405
Book Description Win Win Pubns, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110965864405
Book Description Win Win Pubns. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0965864405 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2085667