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Great read for women all ages,
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This review is from: Not Your Mother's Rules: The New Secrets for Dating (The Rules) (Kindle Edition)
I bought this last night and finished it this morning. This book has brought me so much insight. It's scary that I've gone this long and not really realized how many things I was doing wrong. Dating and relationships during my 20's and 30's have been such a wreck and I never changed my bad habits because I just didn't think I was doing anything wrong. I related to every story in this book it's really sad. Even now after my last breakup of 3 weeks up until yesterday I kept thinking if I just did things differently (not by going by the rules because I didn't have any idea this was even out there) we would still be together. I keep blaming myself instead of just taking it for what it is, he wasn't the one for me. I broke every rule with him and all the others. Yesterday I was still crying on my couch hoping for a text or a call letting me know he was an idiot and he was wrong for breaking things off. Today, I'm more empowered to believe that the relationship we had does not define me. I am more than I believe I am. This book, as crazy as it sounds, really woke me up. Even for those women who already know or think they know they are doing all the right things, this book is still a good read. Even if it's just to confirm you are heading down the right path or have been down that path this whole time, or even better to share with a friend that needs this. No more broken hearts, no more sadness (at least not as long as I thought it was going to be), no more questioning "what is wrong with me?". When I start to remember the good times with my ex, I will make myself remember the times that should have been my red flags. He wasn't the bad guy, he is actually a great catch, but he isn't my catch. The one I thought was my soul mate could not accept me for who I am because I wasn't what he wanted me to be. We broke up over a serious matter, but we couldn't make it work. If someone really loves you, nothing will keep him from you. I had to see this in black and white to believe it. Thank you to Ellen and Sherrie and their daughters for writing this up to date version of your original (which I will read next just because this one was so good).
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Initial post: May 29, 2013 9:35:14 AM PDT
N. Zepeda says:
Wow, this is exactly what I'm going thru right now. i just broke up with my boyfriend of 2 yrs because I felt like I gave too much of myself and wasn't getting it back in return. I just added the book to my cart after reading this comment. Thank you for sharing.
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