The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling

The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling

by Sonya Rhodes, Susan Schneider

In the twenty-first century, women are outpacing men in education and career advancement. Yet successful women are constantly being told that their professional achievements might doom their chances of marriage and family.

Data show that today's Alpha women—ambitious, self-assured, and hardworking—are hardly fated to be spinsters. By rethinking outmoded gender roles, women can have better relationships than ever before. A clinical psychologist with more than thirty years' experience, Dr. Rhodes shares her secrets to helping women triumph in love by finding men who will appreciate and complement their strengths.

Challenging gender stereotypes associated with the terms Alpha and Beta, she advises the Alpha woman to look past the overly competitive, domineering Alpha male for a man who is not threatened by her strengths. Just as Alpha women aren't demanding bitches, Beta men aren't passive wimps. Demonstrating that nearly everyone is a combination of both qualities, Dr. Rhodes includes a comprehensive test to help readers define where they (and their partners) are on the Alpha-Beta spectrum, giving women more options and helping them make better choices.

The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match can bring women greater empowerment in both their love lives and their careers.

About The Author

Dr. Sonya Rhodes is a psychotherapist and expert on marital and family relationships. Having received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, she is the co-author of four books: SURVIVING FAMILY LIFE; COLD FEET: WHY MEN DON’T COMMIT; and SECOND HONEYMOON: THE MID-LIFE MARRIAGE. Her latest book, co-authored with Susan Schneider, is THE ALPHA WOMAN MEETS HER MATCH: HOW STRONG WOMEN CAN FIND LOVE AND HAPPINESS WITHOUT SETTLING (William Morrow April 15, 2014).

As the marriage columnist for McCall’s magazine for several years, Dr. Rhodes discussed issues affecting couples at all stages of the life cycle. Dr. Rhodes has also been a guest on television programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, and the Today Show. Sonya now keeps a regular blog on Huffington Post.

Dr. Rhodes has held part-time faculty positions at Columbia University, Hunter College, and New York Medical College. She lives in New York City with her husband, where she has a private practice specializing in couples therapy.


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