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Light Reading, Some Good Advice
on January 27, 2011
Fight Less, Love More is a book full of common sense good advice. Of course, common sense doesn't seem very common when you find yourself and your relationship in tough times. I think most of Puhn's advice is sound, but following it is not always quite as easy as she claims it is. That's perhaps true of any self-help book (telling people that something is hard work doesn't tend to result in big sales), but I did find the assertions of "it's so easy" noticeable here.
I think if both members of a couple are willing to give this a try, the results could be very positive. I think if one is resistant, unlike Puhn claims, the willing participant will have a very difficult time achieving the desired change in the long run.
Puhn's writing is clear, easy to follow, and serves up some good food for thought. Perhaps the most enjoyment I've gotten out of it, though, is when my wife and I are (playfully) bickering, and one of us yells, "Get the book!"