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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.  

He Wanted to Come Home to a Woman

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   I was so happy on my wedding day. Somehow, my husband was stronger, braver, and more chivalrous than I ever dared hope for. Yet things rapidly went wrong. So much so that after only one year of marriage we were planning to live entirely separate lives. He would have one room of our house to live in alone and I would have the rest of the house for myself and our son. The only reason we didn’t separate completely was because he said he couldn’t afford to run two houses.

   I remember him saying sadly one evening, “I want to come home to a woman.” This hurt, but I didn’t really understand what he meant. Then, I remember thinking, “From the bottom of my heart I wish I knew how to be a wife.” I really had no idea what I should do.

   Shortly after this, I found Fascinating Womanhood in a local bookstore. Amazingly, I actually had enough money in my purse to buy it, though we were very poor at the time. I can hardly describe how I felt when I first read it. I can only say it spoke to my heart. I didn’t need any convincing of the truth of the teachings. During the year of applying the teachings the following incidents come to mind:

   Applying the seemingly small principle of joy in bearing children: I was pregnant at the time with our second child, enjoying it deeply. I was sitting down one evening with no shoes on. Here I must add that my feet are the largest size in lady’s footwear. I have bunions and hammertoes and, in short, my feet are not my best feature. My husband suddenly got up from his chair, sank to his knees and, while still on his knees, walked across the room and kissed my feet! Evidently, that moment of my contented serenity in my condition moved him deeply. The fact that my feet are not beautiful made it even more meaningful.

   Another incident stands out. Our house was in poor decorative condition and in need of repair. This used to upset me. One day, using the principle of childlikeness, I said simply, “Can I have some money to make the house nice?” He smiled and said, “OK, will two hundred dollars be alright?” I said with childlikeness, “Oh no! Two hundred dollars isn’t enough. I need two thousand dollars.” We were lacking basic kitchen amenities and other costly items. I also knew he had made an unusually large profit on his business. To my amazement he said, “OK, when do you want it?” Shortly after this, he insisted on buying me a car, so I could have some freedom. This made me feel loved and understood.

   Another remarkable incident was when his work caused him to live away from home for sixteen months. He was compelled to take this job and I must say, I was rather worried as to how it would affect our marriage. This time, the principles of making sure he felt needed and he had my full support in doing what he felt was necessary came to my rescue. When I put into words how much I needed him, I realized how profoundly true it was. How would I manage without his strong arm to lean on? He assured me that he would telephone and come home regularly. When the time came he was more than true to his word.

   My dear husband, in his concern for us, phoned us every day he was away (except one day that I was supposed to call him) to check that we were all right. This was a great comfort to me in his absence and I could ask his advice whenever I needed it. In addition, he came home every weekend. He calculated that he drove about 24,000 miles to come home during that time.  For a man who dislikes long distance driving, this is truly remarkable. With the help of Fascinating Womanhood, I have become the real woman he longed to come home to.

   However, even after twelve years of FW, it is a real challenge for me. I still have trouble with being overweight due to a sugar dependency. I also have a battle with anger—I grew up in a dirty, ugly home, although my Mum earned a good salary. I interpreted the awful food and dirt as lack of love, and became rebellious as a teenager. I turned to drugs and sex and was, in fact, pregnant on my wedding day. But, with Fascinating Womanhood, I not only found married happiness beyond my dreams, the journey to become fascinating led me to my faith. Thank you is a very small phrase for such a big gift!

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!

He Gave His Mistress Up in a Week

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   Fascinating Womanhood seemed so foreign to my nature that it was difficult for me to apply. I am loud, obnoxious, and dominating. I was about as feminine as a man. But I don’t want to be anymore. My husband and I separated. I see why now. Then, I didn’t. The children were the ones who suffered most. I have a teenager who was absolutely crushed by it. My husband left for a mistress, left his job, everything for her. I couldn’t understand it.

   Then a friend gave me Fascinating Womanhood to read. I let my hair grow, let my nails grow, lost twenty pounds and bought dresses. I’d always been heavy with short, slicked brown hair. I went from a size 14 to a perfect 9.  I bleached my hair like it was when I was young and got a new feminine hairstyle.

   When my husband came to visit he didn’t even recognize me. The children and I applied Fascinating Womanhood. The funny part is that everything I said was the truth. I hadn’t realized what I had. He really is a marvelous man. I just never told him that before.

   The mistress—he gave her up in a week! He has never needed her since. We are very happy and so are the children. Fascinating Womanhood has saved so many lives. I also think my husband’s life is much improved, and I have really benefited.

   I quit work so we could have more time together. I don’t know any other knowledge that can change a person’s life so much, can cause so much happiness for so many. I want to thank the author. I owe her so much.

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!

Dads Needed

Richard Forsyth

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   I recently found this great article written by a man who is considered a former feminist advocate. He talks about how men and women parent differently; and how father's do more rough-housing, which actually helps kids create skill sets and bond better.  

~ Dixie Andelin Forsyth

   

I Was Tall and Unfeminine

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   Before I found out about Fascinating Womanhood, I was extremely unhappy. I had doubts about whether or not I even wanted to get married, because there are so many marriages that fail. I didn’t know if I could make a marriage that would not only survive but be happy in the process.

   I had been raised to be very aggressive, independent, and competent, and added to that was the fact that I am very tall and unfeminine looking. Fascinating Womanhood helped me to realize my mistaken frame of mind and becoming a fascinating woman.

   My husband has become more of a man through my application of the principles and he says I have made him so happy he just doesn’t know what to do sometimes. I feel anything that can change a person like I was into a soft, feminine woman needs to be taught to every woman, especially feminists! They don’t know what they’re missing.

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 Couldn't Ask For More

Richard Forsyth

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 From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   I was raised on a farm and worked like a boy, gardening, doing chores, etc. I never had any frilly feminine things as a girl, and never thought such things necessary. Perfume, nail polish, eye makeup, and frilly lingerie were for fancy town women who never did anything useful, or helped their men.

I married my husband with the idea of making him into something acceptable. I thought he should appreciate my efforts. He had been dominated a great deal by his father and so took a lot of my bossiness without comment. Between his Dad and me, he’s never really had a chance to be himself. I felt responsible for what he did and he let me.

   I worried about money and church. He blithely spent whatever he liked, writing out checks, going into debt. His family was not religious, mine was. I tried to get him to go to church, and he did, but embarrassed me by acting bored. He continued a few bad habits he’d promised to break before we were married. In spite of this, we had a pretty good marriage. We were in love and thought our problems were normal ones. But our quarrels grew more frequent and aggressive. Money was the main bone of contention, along with his refusal to give me things I thought rightfully due me.

   Worry over money was making me old before my time. He refused to try to get a really good job after getting fired from an excellent one. I tried to budget on what little was left after his weekly pocket expense and check writing. I bravely chased and bribed creditors. I even left my three kids and went to work.

   But while I worked, he spent enough on dog food, ice cream, soda, treats for buddies, car repairs, gas and so on, that our rent checks bounced and we ended up hundreds of dollars in the hole. The way things were going, separation was inevitable. I had plans to leave him as soon as the kids were in school.

   About this time, he became active in Scouts, at my insistence. Soon, we had scouts “coming out our ears.” He spent so much time with them we hardly saw him. He broke promises with me and the kids in order to go hiking with the scouts.

   I was taking a chorister class once a week, and the night of my first class, my husband was planning to stay home and paint the floor on our back porch for me. When I got home, I found he’d called three of the scouts to do it so they could get their “floor painting” merit badge. Not only was the floor painted, but the walls were splattered. It looked awful and I was furious!
The very next day a friend told me about Fascinating Womanhood. I knew we would have separated now without it. My husband is a changed man now. I’ve never been so blissfully happy. Freedom, accepting him at face value, praise and learning the art of feminine wiles along with love are my secrets. It’s really fun to be a feminine woman. I’m hardly unfulfilled.

   My husband now has an extremely good job and makes as much in one week as he used to in two. His love and consideration for me has doubled. It is apparent in all he does. He acts as romantic as a school kid. He brings me presents, helps me with the dishes occasionally, and our love life is wonderful. I couldn’t ask for more.

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!

 

The Unspoken Dialogue Between Men and Women - by Dave Berry

Richard Forsyth

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~ By Dave Berry, 

   Let's say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither one of them is seeing anybody else.

   And then, one evening when they're driving home, a thought occurs to Elaine, and, without really thinking, she says it aloud: ''Do you realize that, as of tonight, we've been seeing each other for exactly six months?''

   And then there is silence in the car. To Elaine, it seems like a very loud silence. She thinks to herself: Geez, I wonder if it bothers him that I said that. Maybe he's been feeling confined by our relationship; maybe he thinks I'm trying to push him into some kind of obligation that he doesn't want, or isn't sure of.

   And Roger is thinking: Gosh. Six months.

   And Elaine is thinking: But, hey, I'm not so sure I want this kind of relationship, either. Sometimes I wish I had a little more space, so I'd have time to think about whether I really want us to keep going the way we are, moving steadily toward . . . I mean, where are we going? Are we just going to keep seeing each other at this level of intimacy? Are we heading toward marriage? Toward children? Toward a lifetime together? Am I ready for that level of commitment? Do I really even know this person?

   And Roger is thinking: . . . so that means it was . . .let's see... February when we started going out, which was right after I had the car at the dealer's, which means . . . lemme check the odometer . . . Whoa! I am way overdue for an oil change here.

   And Elaine is thinking: He's upset. I can see it on his face. Maybe I'm reading this completely wrong. Maybe he wants more from our relationship, more intimacy, more commitment; maybe he has sensed -- even before I sensed it -- that I was feeling some reservations. Yes, I bet that's it. That's why he's so reluctant to say anything about his own feelings. He's afraid of being rejected.

   And Roger is thinking: And I'm gonna have them look at the transmission again. I don't care what those morons say, it's still not shifting right. And they better not try to blame it on the cold weather this time. What cold weather? It's 87 degrees out, and this thing is shifting like a damn garbage truck, and I paid those incompetent thieves $600.

   And Elaine is thinking: He's angry. And I don't blame him. I'd be angry, too. God, I feel so guilty, putting him through this, but I can't help the way I feel. I'm just not sure.

   And Roger is thinking: They'll probably say it's only a 90-day warranty. That's exactly what they're gonna say, the scumballs.

   And Elaine is thinking: Maybe I'm just too idealistic, waiting for a knight to come riding up on his white horse, when I'm sitting right next to a perfectly good person, a person I enjoy being with, a person I truly do care about, a person who seems to truly care about me. A person who is in pain because of my self-centered, schoolgirl romantic fantasy.

   And Roger is thinking: Warranty? They want a warranty? I'll give them a damn warranty. I'll take their warranty and stick it right up their ....

   ''Roger,'' Elaine says aloud.

   ''What?'' says Roger, startled.

   ''Please don't torture yourself like this,'' she says, her eyes beginning to brim with tears. ''Maybe I should never have . . Oh God, I feel so .... .''

   (She breaks down, sobbing.)

   ''I'm such a fool,'' Elaine sobs. ''I mean, I know there's no knight. I really know that. It's silly. There's no knight, and there's no horse.''

   ''There's no horse?'' says Roger

   ''You think I'm a fool, don't you?'' Elaine says.

   ''No!'' says Roger, glad to finally know the correct answer.

   ''It's just that . . . It's that I . . . I need some time,'' Elaine says.

   (There is a 15-second pause while Roger, thinking as fast as he can, tries to come up with a safe response. Finally he comes up with one that he thinks might work.)

   ''Yes,'' he says

   (Elaine, deeply moved, touches his hand.)

   'Oh, Roger, do you really feel that way?'' she says.

   ''What way?'' says Roger. ''That way about time,'' says Elaine

   ''Oh,'' says Roger. ''Yes.''

   (Elaine turns to face him and gazes deeply into his eyes, causing him to become very nervous about what she might say next, especially if it involves a horse. At last she speaks.)

   'Thank you, Roger,'' she says.

   ''Thank you,'' says Roger.

   Then he takes her home, and she lies on her bed, a conflicted, tortured soul, and weeps until dawn, whereas when Roger gets back to his place, he opens a bag of Doritos, turns on the TV, and immediately becomes deeply involved in a rerun of a tennis match between two Czechoslovakians he never heard of. A tiny voice in the far recesses of his mind tells him that something major was going on back there in the car, but he is pretty sure there is no way he would ever understand what, and so he figures it's better if he doesn't think about it. (This is also Roger's policy regarding world hunger.)

   The next day Elaine will call her closest friend, or perhaps two of them, and they will talk about this situation for six straight hours. In painstaking detail, they will analyze everything she said and everything he said, going over it time and time again, exploring every word, expression, and gesture for nuances of meaning, considering every possible ramification. They will continue to discuss this subject, off and on, for weeks, maybe months, never reaching any definite conclusions, but never getting bored with it, either.

   Meanwhile, Roger, while playing racquetball one day with a mutual friend of his and Elaine's, will pause just before serving, frown, and say,

   ''Norm, did Elaine ever own a horse?''

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I Was Sure Our Marriage Was Over

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   I never thought any book could save a marriage, but after eight weeks of Fascinating Womanhood I’m convinced it has. I was sure our marriage was over. We just couldn’t get along—so many fights that left us both miserable for days, not knowing from one day to the next when the next blowup would be. We talked about divorce a few times but for the children’s sake, we decided to stay together. We were both very unhappy.

   I decided to go to work to see if that was what I needed. For a while it seemed to make things a little better but after about nine months I could see we were growing even further apart. And I just didn’t care about the house or the children anymore. I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror because I didn’t like what I saw. Deep down inside I was searching for something. I wasn’t even sure what it was I wanted. Was it to be free? I was so sick of the hassles of marriage, children and housework. Things were looking pretty bad all around. I’m really surprised, when I think of it, that my husband didn’t leave. I suppose he felt the same way I did in all respects.

   I decided to quit work and try to straighten things out as much as possible. Little did I know that what I was searching for was right at my fingertips all the time. I had a bad attitude about everything and it must have shown, because a friend said she was going to go to classes called “Fascinating Womanhood" to learn how to be fascinating. She asked me to come along.

   I listened to our teacher that first night and all through the class all I could think was, “What a fool I’ve been for so many years—sixteen—as a matter of fact. I kicked myself over and over for being so self-righteous, thinking that all our problems were because of things my husband had done to me. I decided that if I was to live Fascinating Womanhood, I would put my whole heart into it.

   Well, to my surprise I found out what a wonderful thing it is to be a fascinating woman. During the first three weeks I could see a change in myself, and in my husband. So many good things have happened. I keep saying to myself, “It’s really working.  I can’t believe it”! We have been able to face our problems much more easily. Things just don’t seem so bad anymore.

   One thing I have noticed is that I am enjoying life and the things around me. I’m happy to be a wife, mother, homemaker, and all that goes with it. My attitude has changed completely and so has my husbands. Now, whenever we have a problem that makes us feel down, I just go to my husband, wrap my arms around him and tell him I love him and that everything is going to be alright. You wouldn’t believe how he just seems to relax. I’m sure it means a lot to him just to know I care enough about him to try to be a fascinating woman.

   I could go on for a week telling of all the successes I’ve had. There is one thing for sure: Anyone who thinks there are more important things than a happy marriage and the peace and contentment of a happy home needs to read Fascinating Womanhood. Thank you so much for bringing Fascinating Womanhood into my life!

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!

Life Was Boring

Richard Forsyth

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~ From an Anonymous Contributor, 

   My husband and I had been married eleven years and I thought we were happy. I was alone much of the time with four children but he had his own business and I thought that was the way it had to be. The only time we had together was Sunday, and that always turned out to be boring and miserable, and I knew my husband was even more bored but I didn’t know what to do. Then it got so bad that he even worked on Sunday.

   Then suddenly there was another woman. He went on with his affair, sometimes living at home, sometimes not. When this had been going on about two years I found Fascinating Womanhood. I tried living it but it was almost impossible since I saw him so little and we talked even less.

   After I had the book six months I decided I must file for divorce as I didn’t believe it was helping the children to stay together—they knew too much. When I told him, he said he didn’t believe me but said he would move out as soon as possible. It wasn’t but about a month until he started asking what he had to do to come back to us and then I pored on the FW thick and heavy. I told him that if he would give up the other woman, I wanted another chance to prove myself to him. We started dating and he was with us practically all the time. About three months later I dropped the divorce and he moved back home.

   He keeps saying over and over that he never thought he could be this happy with me. He said when he asked to come back, he was prepared to give the other woman up but that he thought he would have to accept the boring, miserable life. He says that I am just as innocent and sweet as I ever was but that there has been so much more added to me. Incidentally, I gave this book to my mother and she can’t believe the change it has made in her marriage, which is forty-six years old. The “other woman” in my case is now breaking up another home, and I have just recently given the wife my Fascinating Womanhood book. I certainly pray she will get the opportunity that I got to apply the principles. 

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!