Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship

A dreamgirl, on the other hand, won't kill herself to impress anyone.

Agree with everything, explain nothing, then do what is best for you.

Anytime a woman competes with another woman she demeans herself.

Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way.

Because of his hormones, he only has three emotions: crabby, hungry, horny.

Before sex, a man isn't thinking clearly and a woman is thinking clearly. After sex, it reverses. The man is thinking clearly and a woman isn't.

Bitch (noun): A woman who won't bang her head against the wall obsessing over someone else's opinion - be it a man or anyone else in her life. She understands that if someone does not approve of her, it's just one person's opinion; therefore, it's of no real importance. She doesn't try to live up to anyone else's standards - only her own. Because of this, she relates to a man very differently.

He must feel that you choose to be with him, not that you need to be with him.

If someone else doesn't like your confidence, that's their problem.
Why? You always come before they do, that's why.

If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.

Live by your own rules Move to your rhythm, instead of dancing to the beat of someone else’s drum Decide how you want to be treated Choose what you will or will not tolerate Leave if you don’t get what you want.

Many people lack the basic equipment to be in a relationship and there's nothing you can do to change it. You can't take a skunk and dip it in perfume and hope it becomes a puppy. Eventually, the perfume will wear off and you'll still have a skunk on your hands.

Men control the world, but women control the men.

Men don't respond to words. What they respond to is "no contact".

Most women are starving to receive something from a man that they need to give to themselves

Once you start laughing, you start healing.

Standing up for yourself doesn't always involve verbal confrontation. Sometimes it's about not wasting energy on people who are negative.

Success in love isn't about looks, it's about attitude.

That's the big picture, your happiness. And health. You should never care what a man thinks of you -- until he demonstrates to you that he cares about making you happy. If he isn't trying to make you happy, then send him back from "whence" he came because winning him over will have no benefit. At the end of the day, happines, joy...and yes...your emotional stability...those comprise the only measuring stick you really need to have.

The more independent you are of him, the more interested he will be.

The most attractive quality of all is dignity.

The nice girl makes the mistake of being available all the time.

Truly powerful people don't explain why they want respect. They simply don't engage someone who doesn't give it to them.

Until he gives you a reason not to trust him, behave as though you trust him.

When a man takes a woman for granted, he still looks for reassurance that she is still right there.

When you live life with him or without him, that is when he will accept and value you for who you are.

When you meet someone who is truly great, he makes you believe you can be great, too. This is the kind of relationship you want, and it's the only kind of relationship worth having.

When you nag, you become the problem, an he deals with it by turning you out, but when you dont nag, he deals with the problem.

You always want what you can’t have.

You can get away with saying much more with humor than you can with a straight face