Dating and marriage books
Twenty-seven years later, this book feels not only antiquated but sexist.
I’d put this book up there with as the top of my hate-reads.
I couldn’t pinpoint a box for Nate or myself, which made the whole premise fall flat off the bat.
That said, I appreciated that Chapman’s advice really boils down to listening to what your partner needs to feel happy.
Nineties fashion might be back, but there is nothing cool about this retro attitude to gender roles in relationships.That’s one of the most useful and interesting things I learned when I decided to read four of the most popular relationship books on the market.I went to the library and took out Gottman’s seminal After poring through these volumes, I got some interesting tips, asked myself some probing questions, and digested a lot of B. that didn’t do squat for my marriage of nearly 15 years. bestseller, this book has become a favorite among the book-club circuit.In one example, Gray describes men as having the desire to problem-solve and give advice to women, while women just want to feel heard. In our marriage, the opposite is almost always true.He also says that men need to let women be irrational while women need to let the men ignore this and retreat to their “caves.” As much as this book irritated both of us, it made us realize that our marriage is much more equal than would be predicted by standard gender stereotypes.