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Girlfriend 911: Decoding Dating & Rescuing Relationships One Girlfriend at a Time Paperback – September 20, 2011
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About the Author
For years, Jacquee Kahn has been dispensing “Super Nanny”—style tough love to women in need of relationship help. Her no-nonsense, straightforward advice became the foundation for the Girlfriend 911 program. Jacquee began her career at the Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, later transitioning to critiquing and editing screenplays. She currently has a number of writing and producing projects in the works. A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Jacquee moved to the U.S. at the age of 16. She earned a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also studied Economics at London University College in England. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Some of the advice feels very contradictory. It encourages women to be open and honest when speaking but to avoid acting on their instincts. Meanwhile, it tells them to ignore what men tell them and to read into their actions. I have a hard time accepting the idea that men and women are such different creatures that they should be exact opposites in this regard. Personally, I expect honesty in both words and actions out of my husband and strive to give him the same.
I did like the author's suggestion that women set standards and stick to them. But, I found her insistence that those standards be old fashioned courtship rules to be a bit silly. She harped on things like the importance of little things like men paying for dates, but was perfectly willing to let big things like pre-marital sex slide.
I suppose my biggest issue with the book was that I just don't buy the premise tha there exists a general set of specific rules that applies to all relationships. I think people are just too unique for that to be the case.
Then, ta-dah, the book came to me. Now living alone, I had time to read it and actually soak it up. Everything made so much sense. GF911 helps you understand that by lowering your standards, you actually create the problems in the relationship. I knew this, but needed cold, hard words to slap me in the face. Many of my friends would make excuses for me. Like "What a jerk!" "I can't believe he did that to you!" But after reading the book and taking responsibilty for lowering my standards and accepting "crumbs", I saw the light. I have been doing it wrong for so long!
I wrote my goodbye letter and feel more empowered. I wrote my standards list, and feel even more empowered. Why have so many of us lost that self-respect? GF911 tells you that you can get it back!
I am referring all of my friends going through realtionship problems to this book. It has helped me understand where I always go wrong in breakups and why I always feel like the a-hole when I "go rogue".
Thanks GF911 for all of you help!
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