Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Marriage 101 for Men" by Sherri Mills ~ Blog Tour

Marriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash is a Turn OnMarriage 101 for Men: Why Taking Out the Trash is a Turn On by Sherri Mills
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received electronic copy to review
Genre: Non-fiction/self-help

Book Description: 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 thoughts: Sherri Mills has written this book about marriage relationships geared to men. Her first book I Almost Divorced My Husband, But I Went on Strike Instead was written for the wives. She wrote this companion book per the request of a male reader. I know that I personally have considered going on strike many times myself! Mostly from my kids though, fortunately, I have a husband who actually likes to do  housework and yardwork! :)

I have not read the first book. A sad thing that I may have to remedy at some future point. I did not feel left behind or out of the loop in reading this companion work.

I found quite a bit of humor laced throughout a very serious topic. This book explores how much better a marriage could be when both partners are doing work around the house. Society has placed this role mainly upon the woman's shoulders. Sherri uses practical experience, hers and others, to illustrate how a marriage could be enhanced by changing societal roles.  She also emphasized the point that happiness in a marriage partnership has a direct effect with happiness in the bedroom.

She illustrates how many marriages could be saved by both partners sharing in housework and rearing of children. I loved how she emphasized that divorces do not solve issues, the issues remain.

One quote that I appreciated is "The secret to a happy marriage isn't finding the right person; it's being the right person.

I would recommend this book to functional as well as non-functional marriage partners.  It has practical advice that all could benefit from.

See the trailer for the first book!

About Sherri Mills:  Sherri Mills has been a hairdresser for over forty-five 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 and double standard of householder work and instructions on how have more appreciation for their own husbands.
Men wanted instructions of their own so Sherri outlined in Marriage 101: Why taking out the trash is a turn-on real solutions to issues that sabotage marital accord.

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