Greta Garbo, the 1930's Swedish-born film star, demonstrated how to get the respect you desire and deserve.After Garbo had become established as a major star, she decided to negotiate a contract that reflected her immense box-office value to the producers.You are making it too obvious your happiness depends on him — and there’s nothing that will make him run away faster.I’ve interviewed hundreds of men and all of them say what they want most is a strong woman who is secure with her own identity. But when I polled men of all ages, they all said confident women are in very short supply. The average fashion magazine tells women to act like a servant to get the perfect man: ‘Here’s a recipe to melt his heart’; ‘ten ways how to win him over in the bedroom ,’ and so on. You’d be just as turned off by a guy who brought two dozen roses to a first date and told you he felt like the luckiest man on the planet in the first five minutes. Chances are the guy wasn’t a millionaire or a brain surgeon with a six-pack. He had a couple of features that did it for you and a certain magic that made you tingle. Women think that if they are perfect, beautiful and rich, they will get the respect and love they crave.The nice girl meets a guy and acts like she joined a cult.
He marries the woman who won’t lay down on the floor.’Here, Sherry reveals the key myths about romance — and shows why if you’re looking for love, or just a bit of respect, it’s time to turn from a doormat into a diva . Well, it’s because you’re being too nice, too needy and too desperate.Now she’s back with a new book that shows women how to transform a casual relationship into a committed one — and the secret lies in ditching the nice girl act and getting tough.‘Bending over backwards does not bring you the love and attention you crave, but having your own life, your own goals and a backbone will,’ says Sherry.‘Men secretly respect a woman who is strong, has confidence and has dreams of her own.Accordingly she demanded a weekly fee of ,000 - compared to the minute 0 a week she'd previously been paid.When film mogul Louis Mayer heard Garbo's demand he offered her ,500.