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Why Men Won't Commit

Why Men Won't Commit

Getting What You Both Want Without Playing Games

A provocative book that explains why men are so afraid of commitment -- and what women can do about it.
Why is it so hard for a man to say "I love you"? Why is it so hard for a man to ask a woman to marry him, even if this is exactly what he wants? Women work hard at relationships but all too often, just when things seem to be going well, men tend to pull away, cheating themselves out of the happiness they really want...and leaving women feeling hurt and confused. It doesn't have to be that way.
In Why Men Won't Commit, celebrated psychologist Dr. George Weinberg explains the secret fears that make men run away from relationships and the simple things that women can do to overcome them. Men want lasting relationships just as much as women do, but they fear that commitment means loss -- most of all, the loss of masculinity. Men are far more fearful and insecure than most women imagine, with the same basic needs dictating their behavior:
• The need to be special.
• The need to travel light -- to minimize obligations and maximize independence.
• The need for loyalty.
• The need to be close emotionally, whether or not they can ask for it.

Once women understand these needs, they can help men see that commitment is a strength, and not a weakness. Why Men Won't Commit will show women how to enter places where her man has not allowed any other woman to go...and stay there in a loving, committed relationship.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743445702 | 
  • February 2004
List Price $15.99
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Introduction

Wherever you turn, from lunch tables to sitcoms, you hear women talking about men as being irrational, infantile, and afraid of commitment. Men play into this image by acting as if marriage is a trap, by looking scared if a woman mentions the future, and by being notoriously afraid to say "I love you."

You may have experienced the problem yourself. You may be attractive, bright, capable, articulate, and ready to love. More than once, you may have thought that the man in your life was great for you, only to realize that he wasn't going ahead another step. You tried different approaches, but after a while you felt shaken,... see more

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Show your man you're devoted, even if he’s not perfect, with these strategies from clinical psychologist George Weinberg's dating guidebook Why Men Won’t Commit.

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Q. how did you come to write Why Men Won't Commit?

A. I refuse to choose just one answer and be responsible for it.

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