Relationship therapist Sonya Rhodes's liberating, straight-talking guide convincingly argues that successful modern women--the audience who embraced Lean In --can find the right guy without having to change or settle, and tells them how to do it.Read more...
Relationship therapist Sonya Rhodes's liberating, straight-talking guide convincingly argues that successful modern women--the audience who embraced Lean In--can find the right guy without having to change or settle, and tells them how to do it.
In the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet amazingly, successful women constantly hear that their professional achievements doom their chances of marriage and family.
Don't believe the alarmist hype, advises top relationship therapist Dr. Sonya Rhodes. Today's Alpha women--ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking-- aren't going to end up lonely spinsters. They don't have to settle for Mr. Good Enough. Echoing Sheryl Sandberg's powerful message, The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match shares the secret necessary to triumph in love and work: find the right partner. It can be done--and Dr. Rhodes has the tools to help.
Going beyond value judgments associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises women to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who's in touch with his inner Beta qualities--someone who is communicative, responsible, thoughtful, and collaborative. Demonstrating that most people are a combination of both sets of qualities, she includes a revealing test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum.
- ISBN-13: 9780062309839
- ISBN-10: 0062309838
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: April 2014
- Page Count: 208
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- 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)