Thank you for your comments and emails on the previous post and the book! I have also read "The Surrendered Wife" and I thought that there were a lot of interesting points made,but the fundamental thing that I had difficulty with was the idea of 'surrendering', as it is not a relationship built on equality - which is surely the foundation for any good relationship? But I did think that the subject of roles was an interesting one..anyone else have any thoughts?
Anyway, on to the book below...
I thought it was both thought provoking and very ,very reassuring!! As I do not have children I have always felt a certain pressure to work (from parents, peers, society generally) and as you know, have recently been at home not through choice but circumstance - and what do I find?? That despite the financial hardships of living on one salary our lives have become easier, more settled, calmer and HAPPIER!! Yes, happier despite the hardships, so finding this book has come at a very interesting time. I don't want to give too much of the book away in case some of you choose to read it - I warn you that it is somewhat controversial in places - but if you can read it with an open mind, I think that you may enjoy it as much as I did.
One of the main threads of course, is one that we all know - sometimes we just forget to be kind! We get so bogged down with our busy lives, children, jobs, hobbies - we forget to just be thankful to the one special person who shoulders the burden with us - our husband/partner.
So those that are lucky enough to have a special someone, let's remember to appreciate them and that sometimes a smile, a hug or a thank you can go a very long way!
And on the subject of gratitude...
Now I would like to show some gratitude to my 'followers' to thank YOU for all your lovely comments and support - I am going to do an Easter Giveaway...
I will photograph the goodies for my next post which will then be March 1st!! So if you would like to be included in the giveaway, leave a comment on THAT post when you can see what's up for grabs and remember, you need to be a follower to enter so if you are one of the lovely bloggers who regularly leave me comments sign up to be included wont you?
So until then, should you be interested in "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands", I see that it is also available on Amazon ..so happy reading and feeding!!!!
Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Week,