• The Empowered Wife

  • Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention and Affection
  • By: Laura Doyle
  • Narrated by: Laura Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (346 ratings)

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By: Laura Doyle
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Laura Doyle's marriage was in trouble, and couples counseling wasn't helping. On the brink of divorce, she decided to talk to women who'd been happily married for more than a decade, and their advice stunned her. Now an internationally recognized relationship expert, Doyle has shared her secrets with women around the globe, saving thousands of marriages with her fresh, revolutionary approach.

Practical and counterintuitive, the six intimacy skills are about focusing on your own desires and transforming your own life - not bending over backward to transform your husband. Incorporating these skills will empower you to: attract his attention like a magnet when you relax more and do less; receive affection not because you told him to make more of an effort, but because he naturally seeks you out; and feel more like yourself - and like yourself more.

If you've been trying to "fix" your relationship and it's not working, maybe the problem was never you, or your husband, or even the two of you as a couple. Maybe the problem is that nobody ever taught you the skills you need to foster respect, tenderness, and consideration.

©2017 Laura Doyle (P)2021 Tantor

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I LOVED THIS BOOK.

I cannot believe how much this book changed my marriage - in the way that I VIEW my husband - in just the 6 days it took me to listen to the audiobook.

I see him in a different light and that has COMPLETELY changed us. I LOVE that it didn’t require anything from him, and it’s not about manipulating the situation or asking him to change.

I will recommend this book to EVERYONE!

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Some helpful, some not

I didn’t feel like the author included a broad enough range of living situations. My husband and I are both young, physically disabled with a child and some instances where the author said not to help when it impedes with your self care, that can’t happen when there’s physical needs that must be met. I’m blind, and unable to drive so, we live in an agricultural area with no public transportation or businesses for miles. Furthermore, I would have preferred alternatives to these end all be all phrases, since in our home, “whatever” in any context is viewed as extremely disrespectful no matter the tone or context. This comes from years of “whatever you say” being such a hot point- I used this a few times and it stirred up the same emotions. Also, saying Ouch and walking away only works when you can physically walk away. My husband gets very angry when I say anything and leave the room, he finds it disrespectful because I do not give him the opportunity to respond. If we are both sitting, this would enrage him, and if we were both in the car, I couldn’t walk away… so what do I say then? I would’ve appreciated that continuation.
Overall there’s a lot of good advice in choosing to laugh instead of get angry, but I think it needs to be taken with a grain of salt and combined with other works on marriage and especially Christian marriages.

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Game changer

Wow, this book was an eye opener for me and an answer to prayers. I am feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time that there is actually something I can do to save my marriage. I’ve thought it was all in my husband’s court. He was the one who needed to change. I thought I had done everything I could. Well I am excited to implement the 6 intimacy skills. In the last week, the few things I have done have already had an impact. I would recommend every woman read this.

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  • 10-07-22

Mixed feelings as a feminist.

I was flexing my mind and enjoying the content until I got to chapter 17 “your husband is better at managing money than you”. Seriously? Where are the studies that back that opinion from 1940?! Join the current century.

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Great perspective shift

Listened to the podcast for several months which was helpful but I really needed to hear the steps. I wanted the information but sitting to read a book is not for me. I am happy to have found this audible book with this great information. The perspective shift that Laura has shared is amazing. I have not only found it helpful for my marriage but the skills have made relationships with others easier and has helped me have confidence to find happiness within myself. Thank you Laura for sharing your secret!

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First 5-star audible review I’ve given!

As a husband, I can say that Laura’s strategies would definitely work on me! My wife is now reading it. Thanks!

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Phenomenal Read!

Amazing! Saved my marriage! This book is life changing and transforms your mindset and marriage!

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Eye opening book

Eye opening book. I am excited to utilize all I learned for the greater good. Thank you!!

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Super helpful & eye opening

I think Laura really has a deep understanding of how a wife’s behavior can positively or negatively affect her husband. I’ve seen a lot of these “intimacy skills” work very well in my marriage. Laura also explains why they work, which gives me even more motivation to keep going on this path.

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love it

this book has such great skills to create a happy, lasting marriage. inspiring and uplifting.

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  • FCYY2013
  • 10-06-21

A brilliant self help book

This is a brilliant book that helps you rekindle your relationship not only with your significant other but also with the most important person in your life … YOU!

Laura Doyle gives you realistic and clear methods to implement in your life using examples. You won’t be disappointed with this book.

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  • Prisca omodiaogbe
  • 07-19-22

The Empowered wife

The six steps are practicable principles to rejuvenate any relationship no matter how dead it looks… if there is willingness to try

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  • Kristi
  • 06-06-22

Perfect for my marriage!

Loved this book. Opened my eyes as a wife, I learnt so many skills. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-21

JUST GET IT

Laura is very good at narrating and will bust some myths for ya, Empowering listen - just get it :)

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  • Heidi
  • 10-25-22

Must listen for EVERY married woman

Invaluable advice for how to create a marriage more amazing than you can imagine. The recipe to repair a marriage gone wrong when there seems to be no hope.

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  • Robyn Jewel Powell
  • 09-05-22

The process that works!

Laura is so willing to share in an authentic vulnerable way about her own experience being married.
She has come to understand the part she played in the demise of her relationship and what she learned to make it passionate, fun and peaceful.
She stands for every woman’s greatness to have the marriage of their dreams. She doesn’t judge but rather points us to our faith over our fear.
I have come to implement the 5 skills she shares with an amazing outcome in my marriage. My husband is so grateful that I have finally become the woman he fell in love with.
Thank you Laura.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-21

Soul changing

This book has Completely changed my perspective on men and my wife Laura has given me the skills to have relationships with everybody especially my husband