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Alpha Females: Making Home Life Work

From the Show: HER
Summary: Is your take-charge attitude taking a toll on your home life?
Air Date: 6/29/17
Duration: 22:36
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Suzanne Venker, Author
Suzanne VenkerSuzanne Venker is a cultural critic and the author of five books on marriage, relationships and work-family balance. She is also a contributor at Fox News and at the Washington Examiner.

Suzanne’s bestselling eBook, The War on Men, was fashioned from her article of the same name that became the #1 op-ed in Fox News history. The result was a barrage of media backlash and an appearance on The View, where Suzanne enjoyed friendly banter with guest host Mike Tyson while fielding attacks from Whoopi and Joy.

Suzanne’s writing has appeared in many publications, including TimeUSA TodayParentsNew York Post and St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and her work has been featured in Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, AtlanticEconomistHuffington Post and London’s Daily Mail.

Her TV credits include STOSSEL, The View, ABC, CNN and more. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows throughout the country; and her work has been featured on The Dr. Laura Program, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Rush Limbaugh Show.

Suzanne was born in St. Louis, MO, and graduated from Boston University in 1990. After 10 years on the East Coast, Suzanne returned to the Midwest, where she now lives with her husband of 19 years and their two children.
  • Book Title: The War on Men
  • Guest Twitter Account: @suzannevenker
Alpha Females: Making Home Life Work
Are you an alpha woman?

An alpha woman takes charge. She may be considered bossy or controlling. A beta woman takes a softer approach. Both personalities have their strengths and weaknesses.

Alpha women can have a lot of personal life conflict.

How can you resolve this conflict?

  • Wave the white flag. The drive to be in control stems from fear of something not working out or fear of your partner being able to handle the situation. Keep in mind that you’ve deemed your partner worthy of your love. Grant the trust that things will happen without your bossiness.
  • Own your inner beta. Embrace the feminine. Yes, you may have to take charge in the workplace to get ahead. That doesn’t always play well in a romantic relationship. Try being more nurturing, easier and softer. Your partner will respond differently than when the relationship is combative or competitive.
  • Learn the dance. Women have the opportunity to steer the relationship in the direction they want. You don’t have to be right or have the last word. Your partner will follow your lead. Give love and be conciliatory. 
  • Stop saying ‘no.’ There’s no need to negate just to play devil’s advocate. Some arguments aren’t worth having. Sometimes your partner wants sympathy and agreement. Think twice before asserting your rightness
How do you view marriage? Do you consider divorce as a possibility? Reframe your relationship and drop divorce as an option. See what you can do to make improvements to find contentment in your marriage.

Listen as Suzanne Venker joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss how an alpha woman can enjoy harmony at home.

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