What Do Women Want?

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9780006382522: What Do Women Want?

‘This book highlights the fact that women are brought up to understand men’s emotional needs but men are not brought up to understand women’s.’ Woman

Many women today feel that they pour love, commitment and understanding into their relationships, but that it is not returned in kind. He seems secure and independent, she feels insecure and clingy.

The truth is that men and women are both dependent. But his needs are catered to so well – first by his mother, then by his girlfriend or wife – that he doesn’t know he has them, while her needs for closeness and tenderness are constantly rebuffed as he retreats from intimacy.

Susie Orbach and Luise Eichenbaum set out to explore this crisis in the relationships of men and women. They explain how men have learned to ‘manage’ their dependency needs very differently to women, and why women feel dependent and hungry for love. Finally they show why dependency on both sides is the essential core of any successful relationship.

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‘The old bargain has been shattered. Women want more than a man who makes a good living: they want a man who provides warmth and commitment.’ Vogue

‘It’s a question most women and many men have struggled with…this book comes up with the best answer so far.’ Woman

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The modern relationship is in crisis. Why? In this pioneering work, Susie Orbach and Luise Eichenbaum pinpoint the deceptively simple question that lies at the root of all its problems and ask – what 'do' women want? Torn between all the demands of today's society, many women feel that they pour love, commitment and understanding into their relationships, but that it is not returned in kind. He seems secure and independent, she feels insecure and needy. The truth is that both men and women are dependent . . .

In crystal-clear prose, Susie Orbach and Lusie Eichenbaum explore the relationships of men and women, explaining how men have learned to 'manage' their dependency needs very differently to women, and why women feel so dependent and hungry for love. They show conclusively why dependency on both sides is the essential core of any successful relationship and how it offers a new blueprint for the future. First published in 1983, this feminist classic has been thoroughly revised for today's audience. Its message is as relevant today as ever.

"This book highlights the fact that women are brought up to understand men's emotional needs but men are not brought up to understand women's"
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Orbach, Susie; Eichenbaum, Luise
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1994)
ISBN 10: 0006382525 ISBN 13: 9780006382522
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