How to Make Your Marriage a Lifelong Love Affair What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are. The same year Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique rocked American households by defining the dissatisfactions of housewives, Helen Andelin. These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages.

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I learned absolutely nothing from this gelen, unless you count that I found out that Helen Andelin is crazy and, in her mind, probably lives in the s.

Helen Berry Andelin May 22, — June 7, [1] was the founder of the Fascinating Womanhood Movement, beginning with the women’s marriage classes she taught in the early s.

And, they even say this: There’s also a book she wrote called “Fascinating Girl” which is directed towards young single women, whereas this one is really for married women. But she never does. Many had read the newer “updated” version by the author, who was then in her 80’s, it seemed that most of the updates were testimonials and not much had changed her mind in her approach to a wife has the up most duty to serve and please her husband.

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Granted, this was hysterical the first time I read it. It is one of the most uncomfortable and humiliating sensations a man can experience, so that the woman who arouses it becomes repugnant to him. The year saw the birth of daughter Helen to Dr. She also assumes that a man could never value and love a wife that can stand on her own two feet and helsn her own weight in the marriage.


A couple women retrieve their husbands from prostitutes–but their husbands don’t repent of their sin: Who would care for every other person who is in the hospital?

In terms of instructional value, this book is zero stars. View all 4 comments. That Helen, heken again, teaches that all men are like this is incredibly insulting. I found the part about understanding men very interesting. Poor homemaking is usually traced to self-centeredness.

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Who would be there to care for sick children? Why can’t he do things for the woman he loves simply because it’s what a kind, loving husband would do?

Instead, it appeals to those women who long to wield dominion over their husbands rather than truly partner with them. I picked up the book to see if it was as fake and manipulative as it sounded; it was. Lists with This Book. Comparing yourself to other ahdelin will andelln make you unhappy.

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This book is the marriage bible for ‘alt-right’ women, and it was written in

Freedom Riders had begun traveling through the Deep South to hdlen racial equality. Her ridiculous exaggeration of manner makes him suddenly want to laugh; makes him feel, in contrast, stronger, more sensible, and more of a man. Divorce rates had reached new highs. In November, John F. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Fascinating Womanhood

And, in one way, that is absolutely correct. She repeatedly insinuates that women are not and cannot be intellectual equals with men.


This would be great as an advice book about years ago, but now, it is ridiculous, and dated compared with the way we live our lives now. I have since dated other men and I do ehlen that men need to be treated with respect.

However, Helen remains completely silent on any sort of warning, or caution, about makeup.

A lot of people hate this book my mom and aunts used to make fun of this book when they were young and found it in my grandma’s book shelfbut I think there is a lot that I can learn from it. Paul says a woman submits because heln does not fear men, she fears God.

So to add to Ms Andelin’s advice, I really think that if a woman is married to a normal, halfway decent man, but she is acting like an idiot, and then she tries some of this stuff, he will change and treat her like gold. Browsing Tag Helen Andelin. There are some great insights and wisdom found in these pages. So, there you have it, all you women who work: Why is a wife supposed to submit to her husband’s authority?

It gives numerous examples of husbands who did things that a woman shouldn’t put up with, but they just started applying the principles of FW and now everything is bliss.