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This blog page has been launched to promote femininity and female empowerment, and to raise visibility of Fascinating Womanhood: an international femininity movement and guide to help women make their marriage into a lifelong love affair in the bestselling book written by Helen B. Andelin.  

I Wrestled With Fascinating Womanhood

Richard Forsyth

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~ By An Anonymous Contributor

   I first heard of Fascinating Womanhood about a year ago but have wrestled with it continually, seriously debating its effectiveness. This questioning attitude was due to an overall feeling the book left with me that there are few things spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically, that men and women share in common as just plain human beings; that men are men and women are women, cats are cats and dogs are dogs. We are so entirely different from each other that there could be no common ground to express opinions and ideas. I wanted to be accepted as a unique human being and understood as a woman.

   The website has offered to me forms of discussions, questions and answers that the book alone did not provide. It has enabled me to accept and apply many of the teachings in the book that were vague to be or unresolvable but that I am certain could have been resolved by attending a class.

   Although I had lived much of F.W. during my marriage due to a mother who had these qualities in almost every area, we did have some problems which caused me to wrestle further with F.W. for the value it had to offer. I had a rebellious and self-righteous attitude, and we had fights and my husband was unexpressive. He never complimented me on any of the departments that comprise the eight areas of Fascinating Womanhood, although other people had sustained me with kind compliments in most of these areas. He was always quick and coldly truthful to criticize any imperfections without hesitation or consideration of my feelings. These problems caused me to continue to wrestle with F.W. for its possible values.

   Our happiness has greatly increased and it has undoubtedly been due to Fascinating Womanhood. There is one incident which really helped. While sitting with my husband, he picked up my F.W. book and glanced through it, settling on the chart at the end of the book that enumerates the qualities found in the eight departments.

   It was almost as though he suddenly realized that I had some qualities which were worthwhile. He noticed the quality of tenderness and said that it was the main reason he loved me.

   Can you imagine my inner glow and delight and satisfaction to hear those kind words, especially since he had never put them into words before and told me why he loved me? And then he said he had observed this same tenderness in our 2 ½ year old daughter.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

I Knew I Needed Help

Richard Forsyth

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~ By An Anonymous Contributor

During the past few weeks I have been taking a Fascinating Womanhood class. The results in my own home are remarkable. My husband and I are both Christians and very active in our church, but even so, our marriage seemed rapidly heading for divorce. I knew I needed help so I secretly started seeing a psychiatrist, had many counseling sessions with our pastor and finally a marriage counselor—and still continued having deep, prolonged depression which lasted for days.

   I happened to see a lady in the beauty shop with a Fascinating Womanhood book. She told me about the classes so I enrolled. I have learned more from these classes than from all other professional counseling sessions put together! The change in our home is almost overwhelming!

   My husband can’t seem to do enough for me. For the first time in 12 years of marriage, he has taken over the bill paying, has started doing the yard and gardening and wants to do some home improvements.

   I seemed to always get stuck driving our pick-up truck (which I hated to drive). He has now put it up for sale and is buying a small car for me to drive! He has become more devoted to our church, and instead of complaining of my activity, he tells me he is proud of me!

   He is a real estate broker and his business has increased to the point our accountant says it is going to be a profitable year! His formula: A successful church life and a successful home have to equal success in business.

   I am so thankful for Fascinating Womanhood!

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

I Simply Did Not Understand Men!

Richard Forsyth

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~ By An Anonymous Contributor

My husband was away on a four-month oceanographic research expedition off the coast of Peru for the US government when I took the F.W. class. These expeditions have been his life. For the past 5 years, the trips have been longer than the usual 6 weeks, but always they are professionally exciting and all our men friends envied the color and glamour of his life.    As for me, I was beginning to think I had all the disadvantages and none of the advantages of a divorce. Growing resentment colored all the facets of my life. The task of keeping the house and four children fed and clothed grew harder, and I was beginning to find my children increasingly irritating. As the resentments grew, I found his times at home less and less a pleasure. I could feel frightening hatred beginning to build up within me toward my husband. I have never hated anyone before in my life.

Though we weathered many serious storms, our marriage seemed to be drifting towards the shoals, and we both seemed helpless and powerless to do anything to rescue it. We even talked about it. Did other people have this problem?    Of one thing I was certain. I simply did not understand men! I sat spellbound for two hours in the first F.W. class, listening as question after question that had bugged me for years was being answered.  When students challenged the teacher, she said with assurance, “Try it”! What a well of joy arose in my heart. I felt the exhilaration of finding religion!    

The first shock of the F.W. class jolted me out of my former pattern of thinking. I had the courage, for the first time in my life, to look inward, not out there for someone to blame. In the honest probing I found something (unknown to me before) that stood out like the neon light! Many of the things which are in F.W. are actually things my husband tried to tell me, but I didn’t listen. Also, the times in our marriage we had enjoyed long stretches of happiness and satisfaction, were the times I was unconsciously going along with its teachings.    

Over and over again I can see a long series of mistakes. Now I marvel that this proud, brilliant man did not leave me long ago. I wept at the humiliations I had inflicted on him. How many other women, through lack of understanding, continue to wound the men they have professed to love?    

I started to write him letters, applying the principles of F.W. as best I could, and undoing my mistakes. I also talked with him by phone, and due to my changed attitude, I immediately noticed a warm response in my husband. He even called me “Darling” a few phone calls later.  

One of his letters included a brochure on his present expedition. It is so exciting and represents the peak of his career. Even though I have wanted for 23 years to have him resign his ship and spend his life with me and the children, it came to me “crystal clear” that I really didn’t have the right to ask him to give up work in which he finds so much genuine joy. I told him this in my next letter.    

To my surprise, his next letter ran down his job. He said he was disappointed in much that I had taken for granted as exciting. The unbelievable part is that he is resigning his position and coming home to us! He is buying a farm in Washington where we can all be together permanently. His letter now say, “Hurry June!”  That’s the month he gets back home.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

A Stagnant Marriage Blooms

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

We looked like the model couple on the outside, but there was so much emptiness and hurt. We were not really unhappy, but neither were we truly happy. I had come to abandon my original idea of romantic love in marriage. However, I still prayed occasionally for ways to improve our stagnant marriage.

   Shortly thereafter, a friend introduced me to F.W. and loaned me her book. I bought and read the book and since, have spread my enthusiasm to others. My marriage is now so perfect that it is hard to find a chance to practice childlikeness—there are so few moments of friction! Now I enjoy a tender love from my husband which he had never shown before.

   A friend who was on the verge of a divorce borrowed my book. Her husband had given her 30 days’ grace before he would leave.  He told her to sell their house and said he did not love her anymore, after thirteen years of marriage. She was guilty of many serious mistakes. But she recognized them and was willing to work hard to save her marriage.

   Several months have passed now. Although their problems are not over, they have come a long way from their bed of troubles.  I know of many other instances here in town, where the advice in F.W. has been put to good use. How thankful we all are!

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

In the Clouds

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

I never thought I would have a success story to write because my whole life and marriage have been more or less a fairy tale.

   We met when I was fourteen and he was fifteen—went together from then on and fell in love. In 15 years of marriage we had only one vacation and that was only a couple of hundred miles away. But I didn’t mind because I was raised to work hard.

   We had a very secure marriage and were very much in love, but not as romantic as I would have had it. But I kept at it, sometimes feeling like I was working at it more than he, admitting to a self-righteous attitude now and then. But then I discovered and read Fascinating Womanhood.

   We have had religious differences, but I took your advice and quietly tried to live and let him live. This may seem like a small step, but he is now becoming more interested in my religion. He even asks a few questions.

   Last week our anniversary was coming up, our 15th, and I had thought some about it, but two days before it, he asked me to please come here and sit down and close my eyes. He then handed me something paper and gave me a huge hug and a kiss. The paper turned out to be two tickets to Hawaii.  On top of that, he had seen to every detail including seeing to it I was greeted with a lei, the care of our two boys was all prearranged, and all I had to do was pack.I was so overwhelmed that I laughed and cried and was really in a state of shock for two days.This was especially marvelous due to various circumstances over the last several years.

   Financially it must have been a big decision to make, since I know he needed the money in his business to make things smoother for him.

   I really thank Fascinating Womanhood for these wonderful happenings. These are the outstanding events, but the little things are too numerous to mention—all the endearments. It seems like all I am doing is sitting back and letting him spoil me, and when I tell him so he beams and just says I deserve it. Our relationship is more beautiful than I could possibly describe on paper. In fact, I have so many things that could each be a little success story—it really makes you feel like you are in the clouds.

   This has not happened because everything in our lives has run smoothly. We have been through so much that we have had to work to keep mentally above it all and to keep the outside factors from getting us down. We have had to acquire a whole new mental attitude, through knowledge and keeping each other in mind through it all. It is surprising how it can lift you up when you are trying to lift someone else up.  We have always felt that what doesn’t improve will deteriorate, so work at improving everything.

   I could go on and on, as I believe in this whole philosophy so fully and believe if you don’t think it’s working, it’s because you are failing at part of it. If this whole philosophy is used sincerely—it will work and you will know success in your marriage.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

I Was So Thankful I Burst Into Tears

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

Two years ago, my husband and I were barely speaking to each other. I just couldn’t seem to get him to communicate. When he did say something, it was bound to end up in a big fight!

He was enjoying the attentions of a certain young lady who worked with him. This was not the first time we had had serious trouble. A few years before we had almost gotten a divorce, but decided to give our marriage another try. The first time of trouble, he lost so much weight he was sick most all the time, and I almost had a nervous breakdown. I felt that the same thing was going to happen again and felt my whole world crumbling around me.

Then I attended a Fascinating Womanhood class. I’ll never forget the first night I walked into the building and met the class instructor. There had been some misunderstanding about the use of the building and since only about five of us showed up, they called the class off. There I stood, on the verge of tears, sure that nothing could help me now, when that sweet little gal, who was to instruct our class, came to me and said, “Why don’t you girls just follow me over to my house and we’ll hold the first class there and straighten out the rest later.” It was a gift from heaven. I was so thankful I burst into tears when we got outside.

The teacher gave us an introduction to F.W. that night that brought all the hope back to me that I had when I was first married. I took in every word she said and went home with a determination to make our marriage everything a marriage should be.

I never got to finish the lessons because, after five lessons, my husband was transferred to another location. But after just three classes, my husband and I were like two different people. We were almost like newlyweds. He brought me presents and took me dancing and most precious of all, he laughed and was happy again.

I stopped nagging him about his smoking and I took an interest in him personally and began to wear lacy nighties he liked to buy me, that I had always put way back in my drawer to save. I told him, “I don’t know what I am saving these for when I can be wearing them for you. Who else do I want to look beautiful for?” Remembering the promises in the book, I had to laugh happily to myself when, after only four classes my husband came running in the door one night, swept me off my feet and said, “I adore you.”

I cannot express thanks enough for the opportunity Fascinating Womanhood gives so many women to become women again. F. W. extends a challenge, and to each woman who accepts that challenge comes one of the greatest rewards we can have as women, “The devoted love of our man.”

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

Martha Washington - An Unsung Heroine of the American Revolutionary War

Richard Forsyth

 Martha Washington, wife of General George Washington.

Martha Washington, wife of General George Washington.

~ By Dixie Andelin Forsyth

Practically everyone has heard of George Washington—the first American president and general of the Continental Army. Most have probably also heard of his wife Martha, though not nearly as many understand the important role she played in the American Revolutionary War.

Martha was totally dedicated to her husband. She left her comfortable home at Mount Vernon several times to be with her husband during harsh winter months. Her goal was to bring cheer to her husband who faced nearly insurmountable odds and even conflict with his superiors.

Her presence improved morale throughout the camp when she visited. She never complained when required to live in extremely cramped quarters and her general good cheer was infectious to all.

She worked feverishly to improve morale, creating an atmosphere as close to Mount Vernon as she possibly could. The relaxed environment she inspired brought ease to George’s troubles. Martha encouraged other generals to invite their wives to join her and the ladies put on dinner parties and dances, and worked tirelessly in sewing circles, repairing tattered uniforms and in manufacturing new shirts and stockings. All these things dramatically improved the spirits of the troops.

Many of the women regarded Martha as a celebrity and were astonished that instead of wearing fine clothing at the camp that befitted her social and financial situation, she wore plain and ordinary dresses that fit the austerity the colonies were forced to enduring during the war.

It was clear that George and Martha adored each other. Nathaniel Greene wrote, “Mrs. Washington is excessively fond of the general and he of her; they are happy in each other.”

Life was dismal at Valley Forge for the General Washington, so Martha came to be with him during that cold, difficult winter. They spent an hour every morning at breakfast together and alone. George felt safe to complain to Martha about all his woes. He used her as a sounding board for all the ideas he had to win the war. She could comfort him in that one room where no one could interrupt them.

We can all be our own version of Martha Washington. When we practice the timeless principles in Fascinating Womanhood and learn the art of understanding men and developing our femininity, we have the best chance of having a lifelong romantic marriage and we will truly become together as a couple; and even more, your children, grandchildren, and beyond will remember you with love and honor for generations.

We Are Like Two High School Kids

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

Fascinating Womanhood has helped me put my life together and make my marriage strong “as the Rock of Gibraltar” …a marriage made in heaven. All through our marriage we had been fighting and arguing about minor things. I was very bossy and domineering and treated by my husband like I was his mother rather than his wife. I never realized that I was gradually, year after year, robbing him of his manhood.    

My husband was infatuated with another woman for almost two years. She was only 20 and he was 41 and she worked at his office. He acted like a silly schoolboy. My first reaction when he finally admitted there was someone else, was to shout and scream and call her every name in the book, which only made him run further away. During that first year, I played right into her hands. I was a “raving bitch.” (No other word described me.) I almost ended up in a mental institution, went to a psychiatrist and made my life and the lives of my three grown children hell on earth.    My husband never left home. We shared the same bed but that was all. He drank heavily and was out every night. She was so brazen that she called him at home and when I heard how soften and sweetly he spoke to her on the phone I almost died from a desire to have him talk that way to me. Then I started to read books and magazine articles and started to see that I had a lot of changing to do myself.    

During the second year of my nightmare, I got a copy of Fascinating Womanhood and started to put it into practice. I would do anything that would change things.    It took a long time to gradually win back my man from a 20-year-old girl, but win him back I did. I had experience, family, and morality on my side, a factor most girls who run with older married men don’t realize is their biggest competition. She made him feel young again, but her immaturity in contrast with a “fascinating older woman” I had learned to become, finally broke down that relationship. She became the one who was frantically trying to hang on and I became the new and exciting “fascinating woman”.    

Two years have gone by this month since we started on our road back to a strong and exciting relationship. It’s like being born again. Now, in our middle forties with two of our children out of the house and our baby almost 18 and almost out of high school, we are like two high school kids, holding hands and more in love than ever. Down with Women’s Lib! It is the ruination of married life and today’s woman.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

I Was Bitter and Unhappy

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

My husband and I met and married while attending a chiropractic college. After graduating, we moved to a small rural town. Since we had the same education and degree, it seemed logical that we work together in our profession. As time went on and our family increased, I continued to work in our office, trying hard to fill my responsibilities there. I was also determined to be a conscientious and loving mother and homemaker.

   By all social standards, we had a good marriage. Yet, deep in my heart I knew that my marriage was not what I had dreamed it could be. I loved my husband and believed he loved me. We had wanted children and we loved them. But still, I was becoming increasingly resentful, argumentative, critical, bossy, naggy, sleepless and continually tired.  There was pain in my body somewhere constantly. My husband was criticizing me often, many times for things that I was not aware of doing. We did not argue often, but there were icy silences. We had endured several episodes of cutting lash-outs, followed by stony silences—no communication of any kind.

   My husband was president of every organization in town. Every evening and most weekends were taken by his meetings. Our children felt they did not know their father. I began to wonder if this was what life and marriage was all about. I had a hoe, new car, nice clothes, jewelry, healthy fine children, but I was bitter and unhappy on the inside.

   One evening, my husband was getting into my car and I asked him where he was going. He replied, “I have a meeting tonight. I’ll be back after a while.” I was so angry! Another meeting! I said, “I don’t care if you come home or not. You can take these rings and throw them in the toilet. If you and I can’t talk and be together and love each other, then these things don’t mean a thing to me.” I turned and stormed into the house.

   As I walked through the door into our lovely old home that we both loved, I cried bitter tears. I prayed, “Lord, help me. Surely there is to be happiness for me. You gave me intelligence to learn, to read, write, type, study and so many other things, surely You can teach me how to be happy. Help me with my marriage. I am listening.” A peace came into my heart. I became calm and quiet, and I realized that something was beginning to happen in my life.

   The next week my husband and I went to Fort Worth to a seminar. We had been to six previous seminars, and I had remained by my husband’s side, taking business courses, concentrating on ways to be better in the office. This particular seminar was to be an experience that would change our lives. As I sat waiting for the class to begin, I read the program of classes being offered. Something new was listed; a class named FASCINATING WOMANHOOD. I said to my husband, “Look, what a funny name: FASCINATING WOMANHOOD. I guess it’s a personal improvement class for girls.” He quickly replied, “Take it.” I thought, “I hope they have one for men.”

   For the first time I went into a class without my husband. I was curious, apprehensive, and yet, quite eager and excited. I had never heard nor seen the words FASCINATING WOMANHOOD, nor had I heard of the work of Helen Andelin was doing, so I had no idea what to expect. As my teacher talked, I followed in the boo every word said. In 10 minutes I bowed my head and quietly said “Thank you, Lord. You surely answered my prayer in a hurry. Please let me learn—show me the way.”

   At the first recess of class, my husband met me at the door, eager to hear about my first class without him. I said, “It’s a class teaching me how to be a good wife to you. That’s what I really want to be.” He looked at me strangely, but said little as friends were standing with us. For the remainder of that day I sat very still and listened to my teacher. I kept my eyes glued to my book. I underlined, I made notes and I sopped it all up like a dried-up sponge.  The teacher gave us homework to do in our hotel room that night. The assignment was to look my husband over as I’d never done before, then honestly and sincerely say a specific sentence to praise him. Oh, my! Could I do this? Would he laugh at me? Would I sound ridiculous, or even worse, stupid? All the way to our room I silently drilled myself, “You’ve got to do it. The teacher said to do it. God says do it. Do it!

   I carefully took my bath, put on my gown and lay down on the bed. Then my husband took his bath and came walking into the room with his shorts on. I looked him over, really looked him over and finally got out a squeaky, “Honey, I’ve never told you this before. You’ve got the nicest, broadest shoulders. I’ve always found them so attractive.” He stopped still, looked at me, and in an instant, was on his knees beside my bed, folding me in his arms, telling me with great emotion what it meant to him for me to want to be a good wife to him. He said he didn’t even know I cared about being a wife. I knew then that he did love me and he did care about our life together. I began to understand that I had within me a power to change our lives. Just a few hours of learning and one night of “living the wisdom gained” had brought the first miracle of happiness into our marriage. The door of real communication had begun to open.

   During the next 12 years, I studied at home. I read the entire book through first, then concentrated on one chapter at a time, putting each principle into my life. Oh, it was hard to change old habits! I made signs to remind me, “NO YELLING, NO FAULT-FINDING, NO TELLING HIM WHAT TO DO.” I made other signs to remind me to begin and end my day with prayer. Slowly, but surely, old negative habits let go and a quieter, calmer, more peaceful and loving me began to emerge.

   I remember the first day I experienced Inner Happiness as Helen Andelin described it in the book. How beautiful a feeling! I thanked the Lord for leading and guiding me, forgiving my foolish human mistakes, but never leaving me. My husband slowly lowered his barriers, began to share with me his ideas and plans, and guess what! He quietly resigned, one by one, all those organizations in which he had previously been so involved. He came home in the evenings because he wanted to. We were a family as I had dreamed we could be. As he became a happier man, his practice increased, the office ran more smoothly, he relaxed and our lives became more enjoyable. We grew together, we had fun, we related to our children, we shared and we loved.

   Fascinating Womanhood was the beginning of a new life of love for me and my beloved husband and our children. In a sermon I heard a minister say, “Anyone can count the seeds of an apple. Only God can count the applies in a seed.” Because of prayer, Helen Andelin was helped in her own marriage and led to write FASCINATING WOMANHOOD. My teacher at that seminar was helped in her marriage and asked to include a class in our seminar. I was led to class; my life was changed and I have taught thousands at those same seminars. How many apples are in the seed that Helen planted? Only God can count them.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

I Felt Like Shouting it Out to the Whole World!

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

I could never understand why my husband never returned the love and affection I felt for him. I am attractive, intelligent, good personality and a good homemaker. I just knew if I told him how much I loved him and spoke up for what was right, he would love me back.

   I worked and at times made more money and received more promotions than my husband. I was always giving advice and disputing my husband’s wishes. If he didn’t do the masculine chores around the house I pointed this out and compared him to others who did, and then did them myself bitterly. I was always ready with a litany of how neglected I was to anyone who would listen and finally made him feel everyone was against him and he was no good.Because he had built up such a “wall of reserve” I accused him of not loving me and I was suspicious of every move he made. This finally made my husband so unhappy, nervous and insecure that he left me saying he wasn’t sure he loved me because he wouldn’t be so negligent and a poor husband if he did. (Direct quotes from his mouth).

   He came back after about 3 months, but only because we spoke up and said we needed him. I began to realize that I had alienated him from our family. I took care of the money, the children, the house---everything. He played golf, worked 14 hours a day and was involved civically. I had too much pride to ask him for anything.

   Even after he returned and I did begin to realize I was the one who had been wrong, I still didn’t really understand what was wrong with our marriage.  I knew we loved each other but just didn’t know what was wrong.

   After reading Fascinating Womanhood the light came on and I felt like shouting it out to the whole world. My first few experiences have amazed me. I don’t think I ever complimented my husband’s masculinity. I think we were rivaling each other.

   I have just begun and know I have a long way to go to convince my husband that I trust, admire, and accept him but I have no more doubts—I know I can with Fascinating Womanhood. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have already thanked God every day for what he has revealed to me through you.

NOTE: Our testimonials only come from real contributors, most of whom prefer to remain anonymous. The images we use in association with anonymous stories are just stock supply. We encourage you to share your story so the entire community can grow and benefit. We promise to keep your details as anonymous as you desire. Thank you to all you fascinating women out there who continue to contribute. You are changing the world!

 Whole Avenues of Happiness Opened Up for Me

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

I was one of those semi-liberated women who thought marriage should be on an equal basis. Boy, did I ever get my eyes opened! When first reading this book, I was turned off, thinking “It’s old fashioned and will never work” and “Why do I have to do it all? Why can’t he try harder?” Our marriage was on the brink of divorce. In fact, I had already filed but really wanted to stay with my husband because down deep I still loved him.

   Whole avenues of happiness opened up for me when I applied a few tips from Fascinating Womanhood. My husband simply “ate up” the little things I tried. He was mistreating the children and being unkind to me because he hungered for appreciation and the knowledge that he was the leader of the household. At first, it was very hard for me to keep my “big mouth” shut when he ordered the kids around. But it was unbelievable how fast he quit when he saw I wouldn’t put him down. This past month he has taken the kids to the mountains twice for picnics. Before, this just wasn’t done—I did it all! Last night he brought home treats to both children. Before “You don’t get something for nothing” was his motto.

   At times, he still tests me to see if I will react to things like I used to, but when I don’t, his treatment of me changes to one of respect and kindness! Now he tells all his friends what a “wonderful wife” he has.

   Fascinating Womanhood….thank you!

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A Whole New World Seemed to Open Up to Me

Richard Forsyth

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I was married at age 18 and at the time thought I was a mature and wonderful wife. It was nice to be so young and so sure of myself. But, as the years went on, I began to get faint inklings that maybe I had a few things to learn. We had a happy life together in spite of my inability to handle squabbles and heartaches.

   In the spring of last year, I was introduced to Fascinating Womanhood and a whole new world seemed to open up to me. I happily practiced its principles and went out of my way to make my husband happy. I found myself happier than I had ever been—and the goal of Celestial Love becoming more and more a reality.

   One day I really backslid! I was watching TV while the children ran and yelled and my husband tried to talk to me. I forgot all about being fascinating and yelled for everyone to “shut up.” Realizing what I had done, I went after him but he made it known that he wasn’t happy with me. I apologized and put everything I had learned to work.

   Within an hour, I accomplished what used to take days, and we spent a lovely evening together, talking and loving each other.

   I will always be grateful to Fascinating Womanhood for that evening, because it was the last year we ever had together. My husband was critically injured the next day.

   As I sat by his bedside hoping and praying, I was so thankful we didn’t part on a sour note. I used this time to again put Fascinating Womanhood to work and told him how important he was to me, how brave and masculine he was and how much I loved him. He lived 30 days.

   Now I am a widow with very tender memories and thankfulness for the few very, very special months we had and the joy we knew thanks to Fascinating Womanhood.

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My Husband Began to Look at Me in Astonishment

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

My husband and I were seriously thinking of separation when I started to read F.W. We could not even be in the house together without a fight. We were both miserable—there were children to consider, both our folks, his business, and our years of building a home together to consider. But we were both to the point of not being able to endure life together anymore.

   Then I began practicing what I read in the book. When a battle would begin, I would run to our bedroom where I kept the book hidden and read some advice on that particular situation. Then I would come out and be calm and reasonable.  Within a few days, a noticeable change had taken place in our household. My husband began to look at me in astonishment, then curiosity, then with awe, then with affection. When he saw my changed attitude, he began to change too.

   It is one of those times when a large miracle is brought about in simple ways, and in a short time. We were both so grateful for peace and harmony at last. We are still at peace around here and it’s been about 14 months since I first read the book. There are still some things we don’t approve of in each other, but we have learned tolerance and patience.

   This has been the greatest year of growth for the entire family that we have yet known in eleven years of marriage. My husband has not only become a better husband, he has become an incredibly better father. Our home at last has a strong foundation on which to build the kind of life we always dreamed of building together. This is why I continue to tell everyone about F.W. and give the book as gifts to my loved ones and friends, hoping they will find the same kind of treasure in the book I did.

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My Whole Life Changed

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

“I am so excited about telling my story that I hardly know where to begin. My husband and I have been married nearly 15 years. Eleven of those years were spent struggling with the disease of alcoholism. Anyone who has ever had to deal with this difficult problem with a friend or relative knows the agony of watching those you love destroy themselves. But looking back, I can see that my husband’s problem with alcohol was a very convenient scapegoat for my own shortcomings. I could always blame his drinking for my attitudes. Well, naturally he rebelled, and no matter how remorseful he felt about his drinking habit, he would not give it up. At this time I was so far from being a 'fascinating woman' that it is truly a miracle I am writing my story today.

"He did finally stop drinking, however, on his own initiative and by the grace of God. Even so, we were in compete agreement about getting a divorce. I really can’t say what I expected our life to be but it was very disappointing to find we still argued and had serious communication problems. He didn’t come up to my expectations at all. In fact, he seemed to think more of his friends than of me. We had suffered so much because of him. You can tell my attitude had not changed since he stopped drinking. Instead of criticizing and cursing his drinking, I attacked his character. I didn’t realize what an ugly person I had become.

"After about 2 years of floundering, I slowly started drifting away from him. I was very disillusioned with life and I even got to the point where I thought I loved someone else. Thank God this didn’t lead to a total disaster. My husband sensed my deep unhappiness but was helpless in this situation.

"During this whole time, I had in my possession a copy of Fascinating Womanhood. It had been loaned to be by a friend who sensed my trouble, and for some reason I had not opened it. I am one of those people who cannot leave any book unread. I think God must have known I wasn’t ready for Fascinating Womanhood. It lay on my bedside table for weeks.

"I came to my senses and faced reality about leaving my husband for another man. We were to go on a vacation in August and I decided if there was no hope for a change in our marriage I’d ask for a divorce when we got back. In October, we agreed to a separation in January. We were glad we were doing something about ending this bad marriage.

"Well, in exactly 3 days I picked up Fascinating Womanhood and couldn’t put it down. This will sound unbelievable, but my whole life changed. I’ve had to struggle to apply the principles of F.W. but it works. Everything seemed to fit for me. All my misconceptions about men and marriage were pointed out to me. I didn’t feel I had to give up anything to gain everything.

"Needless to say, for the next few weeks I did a lot of soul searching. It was a beautiful thing to see my husband respond to F.W. In January there was no talk of separation. In fact, we took a weekend trip with friends. It was a thrill to remember. The comparison between this trip and the one before F.W. is hard to believe. I was so ignored and miserable before I almost cried. This time I used admiration and praise in small cases with real sincerity. My reward came immediately. He showed such concern about a slight cold I had at breakfast the next morning that I was completely surprised! After walking with me to the café, he sat with the other husbands, but I could feel him watching me. As we walked after breakfast, he said, “I think I’m falling in love with you again.” I’ll never forget that sunlit morning.

"It is so hard to believe that it has been only a year since I discovered Fascinating Womanhood. I sing its praises to everyone I meet and so does my husband, even though he has never read it. He says, “I don’t know what it is but I love it! "I have never been happier!!"

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There is a Sparkle in His Eyes Now

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

I couldn’t believe how I was destroying my husband and our marriage by trying to change him. I had tried so hard to change him that love was being replaced by emotional and physical abuse. Of course, before Fascinating Womanhood I was too self-righteous and proud to even consider that I was the one who was wrong. Because of my pride, it was hard to take the first step, but oh, how rewarding each step has been. There is a sparkle in his eyes now that I haven’t seen since the early days of our marriage. What an unspeakable joy it was the night he took me in his arms and told me how he loved me. It had been months since I’d heard those beautiful words. Fascinating Womanhood has given me a guideline to pattern my life after. For the first time in years, I’m beginning to feel like the woman I’ve dreamed of being.

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I Have Been Trying to Run My Husband for Years

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

I have been trying to run my husband for years. He has always worked for himself and sometimes his business has succeeded and sometimes it has failed. I was always there advising him one way or another, until I became ill in bed and a friend loaned me Fascinating Womanhood. The next day I called my husband into my bedroom and said: “Dear, I want to let you know that I have been wrong all this time. I am sorry. I will try to never nag you again. I can’t tell you how sorry I am for the past years.” He was sitting on the bed. He put his head in his hands and wept. “You’ll never know how much you saying that means to me,” he said.

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Mine was a “gray self”

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor,

"I hadn’t given much thought to my inner happiness. I couldn’t see it, smell it, or touch it and I certainly couldn’t buy it at the market. I was too wrapped up with the unimportant things to look beyond my nose. I thought I had the perfect marriage until I studied the chapter on “inner self.” Mine was a “gray self.” This fact lay heavily on my heart like lead. Having the courage to face up to my errors, I vowed to force my soul to smile and be happy even if the world literally fell apart around me. It hasn’t been easy, but the rewards have been great!

"My husband couldn’t get over the change in my attitude. He thought I was putting him on. One day, he told me that he thought F.W. was teaching some sort of witchcraft to lure him into my web. Later, he confessed that he could see it was a self-improvement course and that he was proud of me for realizing that I could use improving. That evening we sat for a long time talking about his business future and what a great part I play in it by finally being content and at peace with myself. There is no mountain too high or us to challenge together.

"In the weeks that have followed, my life has become a living fairy tale. I never know what to expect. There have been love notes and gifts, everything from perfume to a walnut desk I have been wanting for years. Happiness is contagious and I am glad I have given it to my family. I have attained Celestial Love from my husband by being a happy, feminine woman.”

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