Powerful Mate Syndrome by Angela Wilder
Reclaiming Your Strength and Purpose When Your Partner Is the Star of the Relationship

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A frank, practical, and uplifting guide for anyone living in the shadow of a powerful mate.

Former NBA wife and marriage and family therapy intern Angela Wilder knows all about living with a powerful mate. Through her own experiences and those of her many clients and even many friends, she has come to recognize the signs of what she calls Powerful Mate Syndrome:

- a belief that a partner's work, interests, and personality should come before one's own
- a lack of self-worth, identity, and joyful self-expression
- a loss of financial and decision-making power
- a fear of questioning, challenging, or disagreeing with one's "powerful mate" for fear of losing what is good (or even not so good) about the relationship

In this warm, supportive, and refreshingly tell-it-like-it-is book, Angela Wilder helps readers understand how they got to this destructive power imbalance in their relationship (hint: it's NOT all the other person's fault!), and she charts a simple, step-by-step path to a healthier sense of self, and a more balanced, healthy, and fulfilling relationship.

Complete with insightful and revealing quizzes, checklists, and exercises, and generously offering personal and professional anecdotes to help explain Powerful Mate Syndrome ("the other PMS"), this one-of-a-kind guide will introduce you to your "Reality Godmother" - and offer hope, and concrete solutions, for anyone who lives in the reflected glory of a powerful mate.

About Angela Wilder

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Angela Wilder is a registered marriage and family therapy intern, with a focus in addressing the challenges of power imbalance within relationships. A former NBA wife, she lives in the Los Angeles area, with her two daughters.
Published October 1, 2004 by Unknown. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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But deep inside, Wilder suffered because of her inferior rank in the marriage.""I enthroned [my husband] as the king of my world and, rather than doing what it took to be a powerful queen, I assumed the role as the king's subject."" Wilder goes on to share compelling stories of other people who a...

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