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#1 of 31 Old 04-17-2004, 06:19 AM - Thread Starter
 
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That Dr.Laura book about the proper care and feeding of husbands.

It is 2:15 am at my house and I am awake because of my daughter being ill for the 2nd night in a row, so needless to say..we are NOT amused.

Part of me wants to carry this book upstairs and see if I can shove it up his a**.

Anyone care to join me?


Got a book suggestion for him? tit for tat? I am open to suggestion!
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I think you should bash him upside the head with that book.
No, wait. Get a bigger book.

Actually, I do have a book suggestion for him.
It's called "Sex begins in the kitchen" by Dr. Kevin Leman. It's about why men need to get off their asses and do housework and be respectful of their wives or they get no sex because their wife is resentful and bitter, not to mention exhausted.
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Seconding Elphaba's suggestion. That's a very good book, btw, the Leman one. I'm sure Dr Laura's book has some good points, too, but could his timing have been ANY worse : . You do need to communicate to him how angry and hurt his 'gift' made you feel though. Men.
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I'm having inappropriate thoughts about huge unabridged dictionaries and their various uses....

Take the time to heal from your marriage before you move on with someone else. Make a list of all the qualities you would like in a new partner and then work on growing that way yourself. ~mandib50
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Sex begins in the kitchen"
sounds great
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I think that book called "Sex starts in the kitchen" is that kind of book. And honestly, I doubt it would teach this guy a thing.

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You could get him The Complete Idiots Guide to Divorce" and see if it rings any bells for him.
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Thanks for helping me to laugh. I read the entire book last night .I am even ANGRIER now than I was to begin with.

I used to listen to Dr.Laura..I even occasionally agreed with her..but in the last few years I just ..um..don't. I think she enjoys spouting off crap and hurting people at times..I have about as much use for her as I do for everyones beloved Dr.Phil...

I shall be ordering the sex begins in the kitchen..lol about the divorce book.

I kept wanting to shout at Dr.Laura whilst reading the book .. I am still pretty wound up over it.
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Avonlea, I suggest you start a new thread asking members here to help write a list of suggestions for your husband. Then you can print it up for him. (Maybe highlight a few things, too!)
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oooh- i like wonderfulmom's suggestion!

I can't believe that your husband BOUGHT you that book! Did he really think you'd be ok with it? If my DH tried the same thing, he'd be looking at the business end of a major hissy fit!
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Oh my. I'm sorry he's so incredibly clueless.
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Where'd he get the book? Can you return it? After all, it's an inappropriate gift.

It would be an inappropriate gift for any husband to give his wife.
However, do ask him WHY? Maybe his someone else suggested it or something and he took that as "Get it for you" instead of "this was cool". He's got to have some excuse 'cause that is CLUELESS MAN behavior.

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ITA with apricot!

WHY did he get it?
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You guys should search for Avonlea's previous posts on how her husband treats her, and that would shed some light on why he got the book and why she wants to shove it where the sun don't shine.
This man is leading the pack for "Worst Husband of the Year" nominations.

I apologize, Avonlea, if I'm speaking out of turn here, but your situation really burns me up.
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that would shed some light on why he got the book and why she wants to shove it where the sun don't shine.
I know about her husband and his record of apalling behavior (about which I'm truly sorry, Avonlea). I just think he should be required to explain himself. Preferably to someone in control over him, like a sheriff or a clergyman. Take the cross-examination about WHY exactly that was an appropriate gift. About what exactly is conveyed in that message.
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thank you, Elphaba

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I haven't read Sex begins in the kitchen, but I've read a different Kevin Leman book and he advocates spanking. Don't know if you care about supporting someone with that view. Just thought you might want to know.
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Spanking? Hmm..how kinky... Oh wait..you mean the kids...sorry, my bad...
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T oh Nankay thank you. I needed that
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Hmm..how kinky
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Yes, Dr. Leman is an ass. I've met him and don't care for him, but Avonlea's husband is more likely to listen to a man with Dr. in front of his name, and that was the 1st one I thought of.
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Dr. Laura sucks. Her face scares me.
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You guys should search for Avonlea's previous posts on how her husband treats her, and that would shed some light on why he got the book and why she wants to shove it where the sun don't shine.
This man is leading the pack for "Worst Husband of the Year" nominations.

OK, after doing some reading I'm ready to donate a couple of unabridged hardback dictionaries on the condition that I get to take one good swing!

I think the Idiot's Guide to Divorce is the perfect return gift.

, Avonlea.
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If my husband bought me that book, I'd be chagrined, but I 'd read it. However, I didn't give him the chance. Bought it for myself a while back. Then my dad got the idea I needed to read it, so now I have two. :

Why don't you get him the Kevin Lehman book suggested and then both read your respective books with open minds?
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Oops. :LOL I didn't realize Avonlea's husband was so awful, when I was posting.

The Dr. Laura book doesn't apply to women married to men who are adulterous, alcoholic, or abusive. In this case, giving you the book sounds like just another way to wound.
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Check out the thread Check it out! Funny!. Under Childhood years

Show your husband this!

You guys are too funnly:LOL

If my dh new about this book he would bring it home for me too! Shhhh

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she is mysognist, shovinistic,and hyppocritical jerk!
Your Dh should ahve spen $25 for a cleaning aldy or flowers for you
Yes, burn the book and give the ashes on the plate next time he asks for dinner

Get hims a book by Horschild, called Second Shift
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burn the book and give the ashes on the plate next time he asks for dinner
Ooooo, I like that.
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I know...why don't you post some of the more outrageous quotes from the book so we can all make fun of it?

:LOL
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