Number of Pages: 71
Publication Date: February 2, 2017
Rating: out of 5
OBC Rating: 4 out of 4 stars
Story Perspective: Second-Person
*This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program*
In this non-fiction short read, both authors speak in regards of relationships. Some relationships, unfortunately, are one-sided, and no matter what one person does his/her partner doesn’t seem to be satisfied. This causes heartache and emotional damage. Here, the authors use kind, yet realistic words to try and reach out to these people and offer some guidance.
Going into this read, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Yes, I’ve read the description as well as the official OnlineBookClub review, but still couldn’t get a handle as to what I was about to read. What came was something special and memorable.
Sisters Dr. Maureen E. Hosier and Berta Hosier Conger, both of who studied psychology and have their PhDs, have gathered their thoughts together to create an extremely cohesive and realistic self-help book. Dr. Maureen Hosier stated in this book, her and her sister had several sessions where they didn’t necessarily see eye-to-eye on certain aspects, but were able to collect their thoughts in order to write this non-fiction. It is very clear from this well-written piece that the two put a lot of thought and care in order to reach out to their audience.
The content luckily doesn’t apply to me, but I can see it helping many out there in one-sided relationships. What’s great about this work is that there is this version and another, You’ll Do Anything for Him, to reach out to both genders.
Both sisters claim that much of why one person gives so much to his/her partner with little to no reciprocation is due to the upbringing. Parents, guardians, caretakers who become the dominant one in a relationship tend to teach their children to not share their opinions and thoughts, and therefore teaching those children to potentially hold a similar relationship when a partner is found in the future.
The writing is positive, encouraging, and extremely realistic. The authors don’t give the illusion that even after reading this book, the relationship will be fixed. It takes two to create a healthy relationship and if one doesn’t want to change or adjust, then the relationship may not work out and it is time to move on.
There is so much I can say from this short 70-page read, but I will conclude with a few of my favorite quotes:
“Know that mistakes are really just situations that you would have preferred to have handled in a different way.” (Loc. 800)
“It’s about building a loving ‘us’ connection: you and her.” (Loc. 862)
“Moving towards a two-person relationship takes commitment and hard emotional work on the part of both individuals.” (Loc. 953)