Alpha Males May Get Ahead in Business But Fall Short in Life

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With the current unstable job market, people are going to great lengths to maintain their competitive edge. But while aggression, ambition, and bravado may lead to success in the business world, psychologists Dr. Pat Webster and Dr. Martin Groder argue these same qualities prove detrimental to important intimate relationships.

With the current unstable job market, people are going to great lengths to maintain their competitive edge. But while aggression, ambition, and bravado may lead to success in the business world, these same qualities prove detrimental to important intimate relationships. Amidst a wave of emerging self-help books for men, authors and experienced therapists Martin Groder, M.D. and Pat Webster, Ph.D. take an in-depth and unique look at the behaviors and attitudes of these high-functioning "top dogs" in Winning At Love: The Alpha Male's Guide to Relationship Success (Bascom Hill Publishing Group; ISBN 978-1-935456-04-9; February 2010; $19.95).

Though aimed primarily at alpha males themselves, Winning At Love is equally useful as a guide for alpha females, married couples, and anyone trying to navigate their way from Powerland to Loveland. Beginning by identifying different alpha types and providing a new, workable vocabulary for talking about relationships, Winning At Love offers a step-by-step process that will help you leave the alpha warrior at the doorstep and engage in an intimate relationship in ways that work.

Webster says, "Winning at Love offers a clear analysis and step-by-step approaches for addressing the problems alphas face but they have to practice, and we they are capable of that. After all, they have practiced skills in becoming successful in business, profession or trade. They have practiced skills to improve their golf game, or fly fishing, or skiing. Why can't they practice skills that allow them to have loving partnerships? They're up to it. After all, they're alphas."

Dr. Webster is planning several speaking engagements around New York and North Carolina. More information on her appearances and interviews can be found on the Winning At Love website.

About the authors:
Martin Groder, M.D. served as psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer at the United States Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois. Specializing in family and couples therapy, he practiced privately for twenty-eight years in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Pat Webster, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute. She is a longtime member of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and served as chair of the AAP Ethics Committee. Pat holds a black belt in karate.

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