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Loved the Title but Didn't Enjoy the Book
on November 1, 2011
This book was disappointing to read. I was expecting wise, feminine counsel on the best way to manage being a complete and vibrant woman while also being part of a couple, however, the book espoused alot of reality TV 21st century values that seemed selfish and lacked depth or moral compass. The book treated relationships as though sleeping around, hooking up and shacking up were perfectly acceptable ways to find love or figure out if you are in love. It also treated marriage as something dispensable and featured several victorious "testimonies" of women who got married (some who even had children) but didn't feel "fulfilled" in their marriages and made the decision to divorce, as though that is a perfectly good reason for breaking up a home. The solemn vows of marriage are no match for this book as no distinction is made between husband or boyfriend - basically if he is not meeting your needs then you can call it quits and be free to find someone else who will. The subjects seemed disjointed and the writer continuously referred back to her own ex-boyfriend and the failed relationships of her friends with too much repetition. I tried to wade through to find some nuggets of wisdom to pull it all together but I just couldn't.
If you are looking for sound and wise advice on love, relationships, healthy compromise, marrying well, integrity, promise keeping, etc... I wouldn't buy this book.