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It's changed my life,
This review is from: Women Who Love Too Much (Mass Market Paperback)
I received a copy of this book from an ex-boyfriend. He said he's never done much for me before but this will make up for all of it. He told me to read it and I thought I'd glance through it quickly. I sat down and read the first and second chapters and thought that Robin Norwood wrote about me. I was shocked that she knew so much about me! I got out a highlighter and started again. It seemed that almost every other sentence was being highlighted. It was frightening. This was my life and he wasn't an alcoholic! The problem was me. That was 15 years ago. I am still buying copies because I keep having to give mine away to other dear girlfriends (and a couple of guys too). It teaches you a new way of looking at yourself and treating yourself. I thought I didn't have the time to read it, but instead I know now that I cannot afford not to read it and cannot afford not to share it with other women and men. Yes, men also love too much too, in the way that Robin defines. I read the book in two days. I could not put it down. It was so wise. You cannot change your upbringing, but you can change your future. If Robin Norwood reads this, I want to thank her so much for all that she has done for me and for my friends.
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2013 7:58:22 AM PST
Thanks for your review but, without knowing your story I get the feeling that you are too willing to blame yourself when you say that your boyfriend wasn't an acoholic, you were the one to blame! When a person is an acoholic, like in my husband's case, he could have chosen not to drink too much, it surely was not something I made him do so I refuse to be blamed for it and I don't think that it is fair either! I believe that one day he will find a way to control it but I will never blame myself for the bad choices he made! I have had very difficult times in my life, real tragedies but I never chose the bottle as my lover!
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