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The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match : How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling
by Ph.D. Sonya Rhodes and Susan Schneider

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For the first time ever: a liberating guide to life and love that tells successful women that they can find the right partner without having to change or settle--and then shows them how to do it

In the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement.  Read more...


 
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Overview

For the first time ever: a liberating guide to life and love that tells successful women that they can find the right partner without having to change or settle--and then shows them how to do it

In the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet amazingly, successful women are constantly being told that their professional achievements might doom their chances of marriage and family.

Don't believe the alarmist, negative hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Data show that today's Alpha women--ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking--are hardly fated to be spinsters. On the contrary, by rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before. A clinical psychologist with more than thirty years' experience, Dr. Rhodes shares her secrets to helping women triumph in love by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.

Challenging gender stereotypes associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises the Alpha woman to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who is not threatened by her strengths but is communicative, responsible, and collaborative. Just as Alpha women aren't demanding bitches, Beta men aren't passive wimps. Demonstrating that nearly everyone is a combination of both qualities, Dr. Rhodes includes a comprehensive test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum. This tool will give women more options and help them make better choices.

More than just offering advice about romance, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match explores the dramatic shifts in our culture, and how these can bring women greater empowerment in both their love lives and their careers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062309839
  • ISBN-10: 0062309838
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Page Count: 208


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Books > Family & Relationships > Love & Romance
Books > Self-Help > Personal Growth - Success
Books > Family & Relationships > Marriage & Long Term Relationships

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-03-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

Rhodes and Schneider (Second Honeymoon) adapt lessons learned from Rhodes’s psychology practice in this treatise on type-A women and how they can maximize their chances for long-term relationships. The authors assert that every person is a mix of Alpha—hard-charging and dominating—and Beta—less ambitious, but with superior interpersonal skills. After presenting a 100-question quiz, which determines the Alpha/Beta breakdown and then breaks down results into a complicated continuum, the authors embark on a number of case studies from Rhodes’s client base, with topics including sex, relationships, recovering from affairs, and amicably divorcing. The book’s main problem is that for the material to work participants must honestly navigate the daunting questionnaire and, while presumably anyone who purchases the book will do so, getting a casual date or a new boyfriend to do the same is unlikely. Yet without it the advice offered doesn’t radically differ from other “how to find a man” books. Still, the authors’ commonsense, non–quiz-related advice—such as the importance of talking through differences in religion and finances before marriage—are spot-on. The advice is solid, but it’s perhaps best used as a tool for those already in committed relationships. (May)

 
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