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Publisher's Summary

Marriage and relationships are in crisis. The breakup and divorce rates remain incredibly high, despite all the couples therapy, afternoon talk shows, and other books in the marketplace, many of which describe men as abusive commitment-phobic creeps who'd better change fast or else. But this new book is totally different: a whole different way of looking at how to build a successful long-lasting relationship from a man's point of view - men who are happy in their partnerships, who have figured out what works for them in accomplishing the goal of a loving, intimate, lifetime commitment.
Dr. Scott Haltzman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and founder of, has devised a proven method for improving relationships, based on a man's special and unique skills, strengths, powers - as a responsible and motivated worker, manager, leader, problem-solver, partner, husband, and father. Men are different, Dr. Haltzman says. They don't approach relationships with the same skills and techniques that women do - and viva la difference. Dr.Haltzman therefore lays out eight ways, tasks, proven techniques which men have revealed in confidential correspondence to his highly successful website, including:

The First Way: Make Your Marriage Your Job
The Second Way: Know Your Wife
The Third Way: Be Home Now
The Fourth Way: Expect Conflict and Deal With It
The Fifth Way: Learn to Listen
The Sixth Way: Aim to Please
The Seventh Way: Understand the Truth About Sex
The Eighth Way: Introduce Yourself
And finally, Celebrate Your Love.

Within each of these steps, he provides both specific analysis, guidelines, and techniques based on male biology, neuro-science, brain differences, and unique developmental stages from youth to seniority.
To illustrate these ideas in action, he's included wonderful true stories, anecdotes, and confessions from the website. The result is a practical, very entertaining, totally original way to build successful relationships for men and their partners, girlfriends, and wives.
For a lasting commitment, a continuing guide to solving inevitable problems and bumps in the road, for more fun, better sex, genuine intimacy, and a life-long partnership - this dynamic new author shows the way in a manner that finally includes an authentic male perspective.
©2006 Scott Haltzman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jessica Vincent on 08-01-17

I paid for the book so stop plugging

Would you try another book from Scott Haltzman and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo and/or Ax Norman?

Yes but not if it there was constant plugs.

Has The Secrets of Happily Married Men turned you off from other books in this genre?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

O man....This is a book I paid money for. In this book the narrator consistently plugs a website. I get once maybe even twice but during this listen about every 5 mins (if not less) you get a "pisst insert website they are plugging" (I'm not plugging them anymore then the 100 times they plugged it to me).

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Secrets of Happily Married Men?

The plugs

Any additional comments?

stop with the plugs it was annoying.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kenneth on 12-02-13

Some New Ideas, Some Old

What made the experience of listening to The Secrets of Happily Married Men the most enjoyable?

Book was relevant in a general sense to most married men - some new ideas and ways of thinking about things, but much of what was written will be familiar to men who have been in relationship counseling beflre.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The section that covers treating your marriage like a job was most interesting - an interesting and useful framework for men who are occupation driven. Least interesting was perhaps the slights at feminism in the first half of the book - perhaps a bit of a stretch, as was the criticism of marriage counselors.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Good voice and tone - would have liked to have had some indication when the author was speaking in italics on behalf of an interviewee.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really - a few things made me think.

Any additional comments?

The author criticizes marital counseling, but then proceeds to make many of the same recommendations that you'll get in marriage counseling. The book has a few valuable nuggets, though - definitely worth a listen/read.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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