Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love by Linda & Charlie Bloom is the book to burst the myths of “love” right out of the rocky waters of love. Everything isn’t perfect with love, and the myths we have been clinging to (sometimes without even knowing it) aren’t all correct. In fact… some are so wrong it hurts.
“According to bestselling authors and relationship counselors Linda and Charlie Bloom, accepting common myths such as “couples with great relationships don’t fight” or “little things aren’t worth getting upset over” can prevent you from building the strong relationship you hope for. This book offers compelling stories and valuable suggestions for replacing myths with realistic expectations, equipping you with behavior and communication guidelines that will enhance and strengthen your intimate relationship. With the Blooms’ strong yet flexible approach to love, you’ll discover a new openness in which mutual understanding can thrive.” – Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love
Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love is a book that everyone should read that is married, engaged, in a relationship, or wants to be in a relationship… so that is 99.9% of the population, right?
This book is laid out with each myth as a chapter, so it makes for a rather breezy read. You can read the ones you have fallen victim to or read them all. I vote to read them all because it makes for a better well-rounded view on the subject, but this is not always the best option for everybody.
The first chapter I read wasn’t the first myth, either. It was the one titled “If you really loved me, I wouldn’t have to ask” – you know, the one where one person feels that the other should be a mind reader? We need to express ourselves more and just because our partner is very close to us and does understand us, it doesn’t mean they always know what we are thinking or what we want at any given time. We need to be more vocal, and this is something I think a lot of us need to do with our relationships. Great chapter.
Overall, I think this book is a great tool to improve relationships. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.