From the Author
We had such an amazing time writing this book! This was a Mother and her daughter keeping it all the way real about previous dating, marriage and love relationships. We told our stories and shared our lessons, we interviewed hundreds of men and some women and asked them the direct questions about cheating, marriage, dating and expectations that everyone wants answered. And they told it all! Some of what we found out, we didn't want to know but we were glad we were exposed. We share all of that and more in this book.
Yes, we also talked about some of the things we didn't see eye to eye on in reference to Steve Harvey's book(s) but he wasn't our main focus. In fact, some of his advice we actually could relate to but there were some things we just coudn't buy into and so we spoke about it. However, our major point was that we wanted women to understand that God made us perfectly in his image, we don't have to "think like men" to understand them, we simply needed to stop falling for empty words and promises and watch their(mens) actions. If a man is a liar, cheater or his behavior is inconsistent and you can't depend on him when you need him, it doesn't take you thinking like a "Man" to get that. It's not rocket science, it's calling a "spade a spade" or a "dog a dog" and its trusting your God given intuition and paying attention to "red flags" while honoring your "gut". It's also about recognizing a good man when you see him too.
We are women who have been married, divorced, in love, single, rich and poor, and have dated when we didn't have self worth, loved too hard and had our hearts and spirits broken, and who got back up with reknewed strength, determination and gratitude and finally got it right(or are getting it right). Today we are in good relationships with ourselves first and with the men we have allowed in.
We expect great treatment and we get it now. That was the whole point.
This book is resonating with our readers because we(women) have all walked a mile in each other shoes. We understand when our sister says her heart is broken or "girl I found out he was married, three months later!". We can relate to another woman's relationship stories because we are her and she is us. We felt that if we shared our lessons and told our stories and IF they could help just one woman get it, prevent one woman from additional heartbreak and to date and love smarter, then it would be worth exposing ourselves. It was the most liberating and empowering thing we have ever done.
We gave what Steve and no other man could, a woman's perspective on dating and relationships from the inside looking out. This book is humorous, real, emotional and empowering! Read it and see for yourself why it continues to be a best seller!
Rhonda E. Frost
Co-Author-"Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? How to Think Like a Lady and Still Get the Man"
About the Author
Shanae Hall is a successful business woman, an avid traveler, radio host, member of the Pro Sports Wives Association and a young gorgeous mother of three. If experiences are our best teachers, Shanae has had world-class mentors to fashion her into the promising woman she is today. A native of Sacramento, CA who majored in Cinema TV Arts at CSU Northridge, authoring a book is the last thing she'd ever imagined for herself or for her repetoire of assets. However being a former NFL wife, she now knows that life isn't always about the game you set out out to play, its about being what the game needs from you when the team is on the brink of win or lose.
Rhonda Frost (Suwanee, GA) is a writer and editor. She is a contributing writer for BlackVegas.com and an active blogger for RedRoom for Writers.com. Rhonda is a professional student in the study of dating and relationships, spends her waking hours reading relationship books and interviewing people about marriage and dating. Her goal is to continue to write and inspire change in herself and others.