The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands

Version: Abridged
Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Narrator: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Genres: Relationships
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: January 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage.

Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship.

Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura shows you how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life. With real-life examples -- and real-life solutions -- Dr. Laura' s simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours.

Reviews (14)

I was not expecting this

Written by Rick Moore from Lake Hopatcong, NJ on June 6th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Let me say first and foremost, I am NOT a fan of Dr Laura. I am vehemently opposed to her views on homosexuality. I was however, amazed at her insights into what is often crippling to men in relationships. She managed to dispel the myth for me that I am able to take whatever comes my way and made me aware of just how wounded I have been in the past by taking some 'slights' to heart. I do not agree with the 'blame the wife' undertones in this audio, but I have to say, she repeatedly touched my sadness and made me more aware.

The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands

Written by Deanna on April 10th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good book, and very good advice. I also enjoyed listening to the author as the narrator.

proper care and feeding of husbands

Written by Anonymous on November 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Okay book with good information but it certainly doesn't cover everything about every husband. Seemed to me that Dr. L focused more on how wives could improve their attitude and didn't address what a wife does with a non responsive husband.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Written by Anonymous on January 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book by doctor Laura. All wives need to listen to this. Now to apply it and have a great marriage.


Written by Christine on December 30th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I found this book to be very one sided , I understand some of her reasoning on certain issues but I think that she forgets that there are two people in a marriage! Over all I think that this book was just ok!


Written by Mandy Paige on August 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I found this book helpful, and funny, and a great investment of my time. Dr. Laura gets right to her point, and doesn't mince words. I don't always agree with what she says, but the meaning behind this book is to respect and be kind to your loved ones, even if it's not in vogue at the time. Great idea.

Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands

Written by Andy from San Diego, CA on August 1st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

[abridged] Fantastic book! I convinced my wife to listen to the book as a birthday present to me. She actually agreed with Dr. Laura and promised to take better care of her husband. Wow!

Proper Care and Feeding

Written by Eboni Threatt on July 21st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed the audio book. There were a lot of issues that i had never thought of. I recommend it to everyone because it could be useful for men to hear the their thoughts and concerns and being heard. Women can benefit from it because it will help in understanding their men and their emotional needs.

Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Written by LD on April 8th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

At first, I thought I was listening to a right-wing wacko...... but if you can make it past the harsh attacks and condemnations of all things that might be definable in terms of the feminist movement, there are some golden nuggets on the marital relationship within -- you just need to get through the first couple of chapters to get to the nuggets. Worth the read.

Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Written by Mary Schweitzer on August 5th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I listed to Dr. Laura when I lived in Seattle. I never found her on the radio on OH. So, I was anxious to reconnect. She has good insight that makes sense ... and is similar to Dr. Phil where she doesn't pull punches and is blunt and too the point. But, sometimes, I wonder about her. She seems to advocate being the stay at home wife ... but yet she has a practice, a business, etc. Seems a little hypocritical.

Author Details

Author Details

Schlessinger, Dr. Laura

"Dr. Laura Schlessinger received her Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University and holds postdoctoral certification and licensing in marriage and family therapy. She is the author of two national bestsellers, 10 Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives , and How Could You Do That?: The Abdication of Character, Courage and Conscience. Dr. Laura is the host of one of the nation's most popular daily radio programs. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and son."