No one is unaware of the fact that relationships are complicated. It has become a universal truth. Anybody, who is in a relationship, would agree with me on this. In You’ll Do Anything for Her, the authors and sisters, Dr Maureen E. Hosier & Berta Hosier Conger, discuss the rise and fall of a relationship, where the man gives too much without receiving any significant returns. If you are a guy in a relationship where you do not feel heard and valued, then you might want to flip the pages of this quick read. The fact that the author has very impressive credentials really make up for a very strong case in this book’s favour. It is written for the guys who seem to give a lot but receive nothing (not even respect).
The beginning of the relationship is always a bed of roses; however, this does not last for long. Gradually, you might feel that your girlfriend is not thinking about you or respecting you. You are the only one contributing to the relationship. You worry that it would end if you did not do something to fix it, but when you try to fix it, there is always a big argument. So, you decide not to fall into an argument. You agree to whatever she suggests or demands. Why do you do that? Why can’t you speak your mind? There could be many factors that cause you to remain silent. The authors discuss the various factors that could explain your tendency to shy away from arguments.
The book not only talks about the whys and hows of this one-person relationships but also presents an in-depth analysis of exploring yourself before diving into a relationship. After all, if you do not know yourself, how can you please anybody else? You must know what you want from life and only then you can reap the benefits of being in a two-person relationship. Of course, this is the gist of the book. The authors have done an excellent job of explaining every little fact in detail.
The writing style of the authors is different from the books that I’ve read so far. The passages are not divided into long (or short, for that matter) paragraphs; instead, most of the passages end in a single line. The significance of such writing style is clearly mentioned in the beginning of the book. They have intentionally followed this technique to ensure that the reader really grasps the emotions wrapped in each sentence before moving on to the next sentence.
As a reader, I thought that the authors talked about one topic for far too long then it was necessary, which tired me a little bit. However, I feel that this might have been because I am not in the place where this book could help me. Having said that, I would rate the book 3 out of 4 stars.
This book was an “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day”. It can be found on OBC bookshelf by clicking on this link: http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelves/book.php?id=166608