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The Men We Never Knew: Women's Role in the Evolution of a Gender

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After over 20 years of working with men in her psychotherapy practice, bestselling author Kingma wants to set the record straight: men are inherently emotional beings just as women are, and they want to engage in intimate relationships just as women do. However, only women can help men develop emotional expressiveness, and Kingma tells women how to do it, step by step.
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Conari Press (first published 1993)
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Timesha
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book several times and each time I find myself understanding a little more about myself and the men in my life and around me. I would recommend this book to all the women who are having trouble accepting that fact that men have feelings too. ...more
Hillary Anderson
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge Daphne fan. In my mind she is a little discovered treasure in the land of relationship books. In particular her books Coming Apart and Thd Future of Love are wise well-written books that take an honest look at love in the 21st century....because at this point in the lives of modern Western people 'love' and relationships are sbout enhancing our lives......men and women no longer 'need' each other to produce field hands, save the family plantation, defend against enemy invasion etc. T ...more
Gemma
Mar 17, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
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The author makes some good points, like how the male role makes men afraid to be vulnerable, and like they have to carry the weight of the world.

But some of it was a little "out-there" for me. For instance, the idea that men feel inferior to women because they can't give birth. That sounds like the flipside to Freud's assertion that all women wish they had a penis. I'm a woman, and I sure don't! Too weird for me to finish.
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Beverly Dowdell
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Women
After reading the "comments" from men throughout the book I realised I needed to change how I thought about how to communicate with men. So many important "signals" from my husband only became clear after reading Daphne's book. I have recommended this book to women who had split up with their partners - the men had moved out - due to their inability to communicate without an argument and then seen these same women able to reconcile with their man. One read is not enough. ...more
Swhite
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember this book making a huge impression on me. To me it helped me understand where men are coming from more so than how I could help them be more emotionally vulnerable. It helped me see the strengths each gender brings to a relationship and how to be mutually respectful of that.
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