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The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Audiobook Summary

The follow-up to her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura focuses on both partners in the relationship and reveals how to bring marriage back from the brink of disaster.

Jumping off her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura now exposes the sensitive and loving truth in appreciating the polarity between masculine and feminine in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage. Both husband and wife have power in the relationship, and each needs to realize this in order to ensure personal satisfaction. Using real-life examples and solutions from her call-in radio show, Dr. Laura focuses on the typical mistakes made by men and women in their relationships, and shows how marriages can come back from the brink of disaster and divorce.

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The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Audiobook Narrator

Lily LoBianco is the narrator of The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage audiobook that was written by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

One of the most popular hosts in radio history–with millions of listeners weekly–Dr. Laura Schlessinger has been offering no-nonsense advice infused with a strong sense of personal responsibility for more than 40 years. Her internationally syndicated radio program is now on SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111, and is streamed on the Internet and podcast.

She’s a best-selling author of eighteen books, which range from the provocative (New York Times chart topper The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands) to the poignant (children’s book Why Do You Love Me?).  She’s on Instagram and Facebook (with over 1.7 million followers), and her Call of the Day podcast has exceeded one hundred million downloads. She has raised millions for veterans and their families with her boutique, DrLauraDesigns.com, which benefits the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Dr. Laura holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and received her post-doctoral certification in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from the University of Southern California. She was in private practice for 12 years. She has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, received an award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for her Exceptional Public Service, and was the first woman ever to win the National Association of Broadcasters’ prestigious Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality.

About the Author(s) of The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the author of The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage Full Details

NarratorLily LoBianco
Length6 hours 39 minutes
AuthorDr. Laura Schlessinger
Release dateJanuary 02, 2007


The publisher of the The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage is HarperAudio. includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Family & Relationships, Marriage

Additional info

The publisher of the The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage is HarperAudio. The imprint is HarperAudio. It is supplied by HarperAudio. The ISBN-13 is 9780061257360.

Global Availability

This book is only available in the United States.

Goodreads Reviews


February 04, 2008

Wonderful!! So great - read it as a couple, a little each night, and discuss it as you go. It was so great. SOme things it was nice to say wow, glad we don't have that problem! And other times we sheepishly admitted to the faults, then discussed how we could improve. It was a great book for helping us communicate better and grow closer as husband and wife.


May 30, 2008

To sum it up, Dr. Laura basically teaches her readers how to "love thy neighbor (spouse) as thyself," and how to own up to and take responsibility for your behavior. I think this book could help bad marriages become good ones, and good marriages become great ones.


May 19, 2008

This was SUCH a good book, I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone- even those who are not married. Reading it for my book club this month, I went into it skeptical that it could apply to me (not feeling like i needed much counseling on my marriage, only being married a year and a half) but it was amazing how much i learned from the key concepts that Dr. Laura uses to achieve the perfect marriage. It really helps to understand yourself and your significant other- whether married or just dating. And although a lot of the book is focused on saving marriages, the majority of that counsel really could apply to preventing any relationship problems in the first place. In addition to reading it, my husband and I have enjoyed talking about the book together and applying her advise to our marriage. I have such a greater understanding of the inherent needs of men and women and feel like i have been offered great tools to maximize the happiness in my life!


April 08, 2014

I came away from this book reflecting on ways I can do better in my marriage and how I can be more selfless. I don't agree 100% of the time with all the examples, stories, and advice, but, for me, there were so many good reminders in her book of ways I can improve. I appreciate that she sees the value in women staying home to care for the children, and I love that she promotes the sanctity of marriage and calls it "the covenant of marriage" throughout the book.Listened to this one on CD.


February 09, 2009

More couples should read or listen to Dr. Laura and incorporate the things she says into their marriage. I'm amazed at how many things she says fall right in line with The Proclamation on the Family. It's amazing how a few small changes can make a big difference. One line that summed it up pretty well was something like give your husband lots of food, sex and appreciation and he'll be happy. It may not be quite that simple but then again it just might be.


April 01, 2022

This was a common sense book but good reminder for each spouse to give 60% in a marriage. Be kind instead of selfish. It’s pretty good advice for any relationship:)


February 04, 2016

I figured i should take time out to finally review a book... (i much prefer to read than write! :>)reed and i have been working on reading this book for the past couple of years :> and we are only half way through it. but i find it extremely useful. if you are not familiar with dr. laura, she is a rather brazen media "expert". her approach is intimidating and can seem somewhat heartless, but her principles are quit sound. basically she says there are three things critical to a successful marriage 1) treat your spouse as if you loved them with your last breath (even if you don't feel that way) 2) think hard every day about how to make their life worth living 3) be the kind of person you would want to love,hug come home to and sacrifice for.we just finished the part about happiness which is always possible. she talks about how we can be our own worst enemies in keeping ourselves from happiness. i did bristle under some of her recommendations, but i believe it was my own personal pride not wanting to admit my areas of weakness. she really encourages us to be more Christlike without using His name. marriage is hard, she admits, but with enough selflessness and accurate assessment of where we are at, it can be happy.i like that she spells out what men expect from women and visa versa. what their separate strengths, weaknesses and roles are. if nothing else, it's a great springboard for some great marital discussions. (hence the reason it has taken us over two years. :>)


August 05, 2015

Although similar in content to “Husbands,” I found them each to be valuable reads. One of the prime reminders in this title surrounds women who ‘don’t feel’ like doing certain things while husbands certainly don’t have that option. Another useful one? Mostly learn to shut up—which should go a long way in minimizing annoying nagging, to say the least! Moreover it's likely to be useful advice for many life situations in general. Cue in some Bible verses as helpful reminders: Psalm 4:4, Proverbs 13:3, 29:11. Men and women communicate differently; women are verbal (except for me because I'm special...) and men are action, solution-driven and each should do well to remember these points so as not to misunderstand each other. Most of all; the best a wife can do is to give of herself (and as such, should take priority over things like housekeeping, or even your job), so taking care of herself and sharing that with her partner is of the essence. Who knew, right? Mind = (not?) blown =)I find it commendable that her recommended course of action always varies on the situation, which is namely to keep peace in the family.


May 19, 2009

This book and other Dr. Laura books should be a must read for all married and engaged people. For those of you who have seen "Fireproof," (a highly recommended movie) Dr. Laura uses the same sort of theme in all of her books. Love first, love selflessly, and love the way your significant other needs to be loved. The more you focus on the other person (as long as the other person is a good person, not an evil one), the more you will gain in return. Take responsibility for the things you do wrong. Change them - no excuses, no exceptions. I am amazed at how badly so many people treat their spouses without even knowing it! I am also amazed at how many things I have been doing wrong in my relationship. This book has helped me to change and will hopefully continue to help me change for the better. Please read this book! (Women, read "The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands")


December 23, 2013

This book is must read for all women and men too! Some women will look at this book as demeaning and one sided in favor of men. But it is the same concept as the "golden rule". If you want love and respect then you give love and respect. Yes, and most often you must give it first and even at times you think your husband should give it first. Men are quite simple. They just need to know their wife loves them and not by words but by action. Your relationship will definitely improve after reading this book and putting it into action.


December 18, 2019

I read proper care and feeding of husbands back in 2003 or 2004. It was helpful. I do think it was a little more helpful than this one, but this is still so important to read. I think every woman should read this. Hence the five star rating- I am very selective with those. I believe the woman sets the tone for the relationship (if he’s a normal without addiction and abusive behaviors) with regular guys. They’re pretty simple and easy to get them to treat you like the queen you deserve. I think it’s interesting that women want to be treated like princesses and treat their husbands like crap. It doesn’t work that way. If each will focus on their complementary traits, marriage can and will be a beautiful fulfilling thing. I’m so thankful for my man. Thankful that he acts like a man. And I’m thankful for people like doctor Laura who say things that aren’t in line with popular culture. There would be less divorces and broken families if more women let go of pride and ego and embraced and cherished who they are and who their men are.


February 17, 2022

Dr. Laura gets a lot of hate, but I very much appreciate her blunt take on marriage and family issues. The ultra negative reviews absolutely kill me, they are freaking hilarious! Very screechy, very alarmed that anyone might ascribe ANY validity to traditional gender roles…or want to be happy in a committed relationship where a man isn’t a foolish, emasculated, unappreciated trained seal. My biggest takeaways: 1. In good relationships between two decent people, women hold most of the power to keep things happy— that’s something to celebrate. Great power, great responsibility.2. Don’t be selfish, and your relationship will improve immediately. Shocker, lol.3. Choose your spouse wisely, treat them kindly, and you’ll likely have a wonderful life together. 4 stars because it’s not the most spectacularly written book, but the content is important.


September 21, 2019

I've heard of Dr Laura before but didn't know much about her or her style of counseling before listening to this audiobook. I liked her firm focus on fundamentals for good relationships and marriage, some of which are very out of vogue today including personal responsibility, forgiveness, service, selfless love, and commitment. Her recognition and appreciation of God's role in strengthening marriage was refreshing; she acknowledged it often in appropriate contexts without being preachy. She came down a bit heavy and broadly on the Women's Liberation movement but usually accurately called out negative aspects while also noting the importance and positive outcomes of true equality.

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