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Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand

Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand

(. . . When you learn that it is better to receive than to give) The Superwoman's Practical Guide to Getting as Much as She Gives

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Why do the things you want elude you?
Intimacy. Validation. Romance. Nice things. More time. Most women wish for these every day.
In Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand, bestselling author Laura Doyle says that all of these things are available to us, but receiving them makes women feel uncomfortable. We turn away praise at work, help with the house, an expression of admiration so that we appear to be in control. The result is a Superwoman Syndrome: we are overworked and exhausted -- and we feel alone.
In Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand, Doyle provides steps for overcoming the Superwoman Syndrome and explains why:
  • If you act like you don't deserve something, everyone else will agree
  • Saying what you want makes you more beautiful
  • Grateful women have better romantic relationships
  • You should let a man support you
  • You have to be vulnerable to get emotional help

With her trademark practical approach, Doyle explains why it is "better to receive than to give." She guides you to accepting what you are offered with ease and kindness, which is the expressway to having what you want.
Choose a format:
  • Touchstone | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743245159 | 
  • April 2004
List Price $24.99

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1: How I Discovered My Receiving Muscles, and How You Can, Too

Maybe you don't reject the things that you're offered -- or perhaps you do so without realizing it. Make it your mission to identify ways you might have rejected things that were offered for your enjoyment. The world is an abundant place, so anything we're lacking in our lives very often reflects an area where we aren't yet receiving.

Notice if you feel guilty or anxious when someone compliments you or tries to help you, but don't mention it to them.

When I'm trusting and being myself...everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily,... see more

The human race has had a long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

-- Alan Gregg

Women Reject the Very Things They Say They Want the Most

Years ago some friends offered to treat my husband, John, and me to dinner for our wedding anniversary. As we were preparing for the evening, I started to fret. "Now we have to find out when their anniversary is so we can take them out to dinner," I said to John.

I wasn't thinking about how much fun we would have with our... see more


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