Stéphanie Hahusseau

A real man Understanding the Opposite Sex Publication date : January 2, 2015

Stéphanie Hahusseau is a physician-psychiatrist and an integrative psychotherapist specialising in the emotions. She is the author of the highly successful Tristesse, peur, colère, Comment ne pas se gâcher la vie and Petit Guide de l’amour heureux, all published by Editions Odile Jacob.

When will self-confident, assured, ambitious women finally receive recognition and stop being undermined? When will understanding, affectionate, compassionate men be admired, instead of being mocked, labelled ‘effeminate’ and told they ‘lack virility’?

Men and women are both prisoners of social conditioning, often with painful consequences. From earliest childhood we are fashioned by stereotypes: girls are encouraged to express their feelings and boys are taught to hide theirs. Fragility for females, strength for males.

It is only through a better understanding of human and universal emotions and of how we each deal with our feelings that we will succeed in changing male-female relations.

Illustrated with personal accounts and backed by insightful observations, this book tackles the highly sensitive subject of male-female relations in a compelling, often humorous, style.

• The author’s approach — personal, committed, not devoid of humour — guaranteed the success of her earlier works.

• A book that gives a better comprehension of the differences between the emotional lives of men and women.

• Understanding what makes the opposite sex tick will give you a better insight into yourself.

• A book that aims to enable men to express their feelings and to boost women’s self-confidence.