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The Tactical Guide to Women

How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating and Marriage
Narrated by: Chris Abell
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For men, love is a high-stakes gamble. The right woman can be the best part of a man's life, and the wrong one can lead to personal and financial ruin. In today's climate, no man should venture into romance without a reliable risk-management strategy.

The Tactical Guide to Women delivers a solid plan for allowing the right women into your life, and keeping the wrong ones at a safe distance. You'll discover how to:

  • Identify good women of low drama and high character
  • Reduce your vulnerability to women who seem perfect for you - but aren't
  • Spot the early warning signs of emotional instability

You'll also learn:

  • Critical techniques for seeing women clearly
  • The most common mistakes that lead men into disastrous relationships
  • How to reduce the odds of a good relationship going bad

Impeccably researched and backed by the author's decade of clinical experience, The Tactical Guide to Women provides men with desperately needed, rarely discussed strategies for finding sanity, joy, and companionship. This is not another book about getting laid. This book is about not getting screwed.

©2017 Shawn T. Smith (P)2017 Shawn T. Smith

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Very good tips and strategies! a little longer and would be perfect. 4 out of 5.

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This book forces you to reflect on your own dealings with women and the mistakes that you may or may not know. I certainly learnt a few things about myself whilst listening to the audio book. I have recommended this book to a few friends now, if they learn anything from this book then it is a win for any men out there.

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To the point, and plenty of hard truths

Certainly some really useful, if not always comfortable advice. Now to see if I can apply it.

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A very insightful book that helps you understand woman, both in the dating scene and within a marriage

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This should be mandatory education for any man

Thank you Shawn! Your insight and clarity is so refreshing. Thank you Chris for great narration.
I guess I feel sad I’m listening to this post-divorce but glad as I enter a new relationship armed with the tools for success.

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Must have in the collection, fantastic information

Took so many notes in this book and will always reference now in future relationships

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A must read.

Men, read this book, then read it again.
You will not regret it. The choices you make today with women can shape the future you create for yourself. On bad choice, could lead to an economic and emotional hole that could take years or even lifetime to climb out of.

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  • Dan
  • 27-09-2018

A Genuine Gem containing great advice for men

great book which provides some real great advice. I have applied the advice and it's already changing my life. This book probably summaries the best fundamental advice out there for getting the girl of your dreams who will truly make you happy.

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This was great!

Every man should get this and study Its content. The audible Version is really good. I will play this over and over again

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  • Chris
  • 26-12-2017

a book that is as important as the rational male.

the book is outstanding and every man should read this before dating or consider marrying a woman. I plan on going through it a second time. this book is as important as the rational male series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-02-2018

Insightful and Amazing

A must read for all boys and men. It is master advice whether you are in a relationship or not.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-2018

Thank you - very insightful and useful

I was near a point of giving up on woman. This book was very helpful, at re-igniting what I know to be true. Woman can be good hearted, kind and appreciative. Listening to this book can save you thousands in uneccesary therapy and painfully giving away everything you stand for and have worked so hard for. Don't lead with money to impress. Time for men to be good, courteous, show compassion and love, yet vigilant in standing for what is right and not be abused or mistreated. Equal justice and rights.

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  • David Vaughan
  • 14-04-2018

Both my son’s will get a copy!

Essential wisdom for me that they don’t teach us in school. Should be required reading for college Juniors.

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  • Daniel
  • 08-01-2018

Required Reading For Any Man

This book should be required reading for any man that's either dating or married. I think that all or many of the most important topics aren't taught in school, navigating relationships is one of those subjects. It is sooo important. Not knowing the risks ahead can set you up for disaster. It's sobering advice from someone that knows a lot about this topic, lots of insight. The book it presented in a very objective, positive, rational way. Get this book, men need to pull the wool from their eyes.

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  • Don
  • 06-06-2018

Eye Opener

I learned a lot about myself from this book and I feel well armed for moving forward in future relationships. The author is informative and an advocate for men. Refreshing and insightful.

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  • Vinny
  • 02-04-2018

A MUST FOR ALL MEN AND BOYS!

This book should be read by all men about the current conditions facing men regarding women.

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  • john-robert mayer-bahr
  • 30-11-2017

Great!

A healthy smack on the face of what we know and should know about ourselves

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  • Kirk A Mann
  • 23-10-2017

Practical and informative

I enjoyed listening to this book. It definitely gave good insight and practical relationship guidance.

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  • S
  • 13-08-2019

Useful book. Well read. Slight chirp in the audio.

Great read for men. Slight audio quality issue. Worth the money to get this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-08-2018

Yowza! Golden nuggets throughout!

Dr Smith dispenses some seriously usefull advice in this clear and concise audiobook! From 'red flags' to look out for when dating, to an overview of how to handle a divorce, the information here will be incredibly appealing to men of all ages (particularly single guys or those who seem to consistently attract bad women).

This is the first audiobook i paid for outside of the monthly fee and i'm very glad i did. I'll buy the physical book too for quick referance.

Very easy to listen to and understand as the book has been excelently written and has clear and expressive narration.

All round excellence.

Thank you Dr Smith.

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  • Marlone Judith
  • 05-08-2018

tough break up survivor

This was recommended but entrepreneurs and cars to help me understand why the same romantic mistakes keep happening to me. just got out of a long term relationship from idealised to demonized. I couldn't understand why, now I do. I cannot recommend this enough.

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  • M H BELL
  • 30-07-2019

The best advice a man can get

This book is an excellent guide for the do's and dont's of modern life dating

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  • Matt Wells
  • 19-07-2019

heading is not optional so it seems.

Sean smith is a genius, every man should buy this book. I struggled through a marriage and relationships for 17 years and then I started learning this information. Why have I always struggled with intimate relationships? there are a lot of reasons actually and rediscovering them has been an emotional journey. The narrator is excellent which makes a massive difference when listening to an audiobook.

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  • Joseph Ou
  • 24-06-2019

Practical

An amazingly practical guide for men when it comes to dating women. It gives some great advice on how to recognize a good quality woman, how to give your relationship the best chance to last and how to protect yourself in long-term relationships.

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  • Daniel Y. Takyi
  • 18-03-2019

An essential for every man

Talking with a friend I noticed that you can have the most intelligent, astute, interesting and successful man and yet they act like lost children when it comes to romantic relationships (Jeff bezos, Elon musk and most likely many of your bosses), sacrificing their mental health, careers, access to their children and all sorts.

This book is excellent and gives a framework to understanding and noticing what to look for in a woman to avoid and prevent situations that can drain and take your life away.

I am reading this going through much trouble and confusion with a lady in my life and reading through this book made everything make sense and where the problems are rooted from from both sides funnily enough.

Essentially the book is about risk management where what’s at stake is having a life that you wish to live in.

There’s not a man who should not read this book. If you are a teen, read it. If you are single, read it. If you are dating, read it. If you are about to get married, read it.

A short story to top this review off but I remember walking through south bank and a couple was arguing, well the lady was arguing with the man should I say. He looked tired and was wanting the conversation to end, she was sweating at him and clearly angered or frustrated. As I approached them, I realised from their conversation that they were engaged and the “argument” was about their wedding. I though to myself that he looks like he has a very long time ahead of him and that scared the crap out of me. I am very glad to say that by reading this book i have the tools to avoid his fate and couldn’t be more happy about it!

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  • Onewave
  • 14-06-2018

should be mandatory for boys

Great material. very well researched and written. powerful arguments and insights.
i wish i had this book when i was in my 20s.
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