What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework, and Commitment
Simon and Schuster
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In their own words, married men reveal what they really
think about marriage, sex, housework, commitment, and
has been written about what women want from their
marriages. But what men want has remained a mystery --
until now. In
his groundbreaking new book, VoiceMale, author and
Chethik reveals surprising truths about married men and
of the myths about men that prevent couples from creating
Based on a landmark
survey of American husbands across the country,
reveals that most men are not commitment-phobic, that they
sex on their minds all the time, and that they are willing
frankly about their relationships -- just not in the same
way women do.
Men have complex inner lives, just like women. But they
have a unique,
masculine style of loving that focuses more on doing than
sharing space rather than sharing feelings, and on side-by-
closeness rather than face-to-face
Chethik weaves together real-life stories and survey
results to create
a unique portrait of the American husband. Men share their
the myriad issues that married couples face: commitment,
careers, children, in-laws, and more. They openly discuss
traits they seek in a woman when they're looking to marry.
speak honestly about their struggles adjusting to marriage,
children, balancing work and family, keeping marital sex
Chethik spent two years
across the country, talking with men of different ages,
ethnic backgrounds, in urban centers and rural towns. His
had been married for anywhere from a few weeks to as long as
seventy-two years. He notes the enormous changes in
since the 1960s and explores how men have tried to adjust
to them --
sometimes successfully, often not.
revelations and the strong feelings that men have about
their lives --
and about the women who share those lives with them --
demonstrates that despite their many differences, most
wives ultimately want the same thing: a trusted fellow
their journey through life.
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