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the first few chapters feel like a real throw back to the 1950s idea of ...
on May 12, 2016
I'm a bit conflicted about this book. On one hand, the first few chapters feel like a real throw back to the 1950s idea of "father knows best", where the wife must bow to the wishes of her husband and bury her desires. On the other hand, later chapters are much more modern, talking about the importance of self care, rest, and being clear about what it is we want out of life.
I do take issue with the idea of not clearly communicating with your husband when you think he is making a potentially damaging decision about finances, etc. A strong marriage is built on the foundation of open communication. But, I do agree with her about not nagging your husband, and also trusting him to make his own decisions. Husbands are not children, something that some wives do tend to forget.
I think this book is worth a read if you go into with an open mind and look for nuggets of wisdom you can pull out to apply to your own marriage. I will not be putting all of the suggestions into practice because, thankfully, my marriage works well as a an equal partnership.