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I read this book many years ago, and decided to reread it again because anger issues have been erupting for me. The author's constant assumption that women are the pursuers and caretakers of relationships is simply not always true. Maybe we used to be stuck in tnis cut, but feminism has changed that attitude considerably. I found this entire premise to be naive and inaccurate. I got nothing from reading this book, except frustration at how dated it was.
Has the feel of an outdated self help book. Lots of scenarios with Jane and John, Mike and Sandra etc...Didn't like the fictitious scenarios or find them useful.
Book has tiny glimmers of brilliance but 98% of it is a skim read at best.
It is not an expression, explanation or exploration of womens' anger (past the first chapter). Nor does it address the issue of what to do in a situation where the other person is unable to 'hear' you.
It's highly recommended, but I don't know why. The author seems to be a man-hating nutjob, extremely irrational and overly emotional and severely lacking in self-awareness. I couldn't relate to her theories or the solutions to issues at all. It made me angrier than my boyfriend did! HA! :( I dunno, my therapist called it the old standby, I couldn't finish it. I got two chapters in and tossed it.
I read this book ages ago and found it to be very helpful. As I recall the book went into much more detail, so I got it as a gift for my husband, yes husband. Although the book is specific to woman, issues of anger and where it comes from have no gender differences. I thought the info would be helpful for him. Unless I'm giving the book too much credit, the recording seamed to be somewhat abridged.
This book was advertised as new. The book is in good condition, but it is a first printing from 1986. It has the original cover and the pages are extremely yellowed. If this is new, someone's had an unopened case of these for 30 years.
rehashed info... let's keep the victims buying self help books that never help them....I say ask God for help and do some footwork... I am a survivor of childhood abuses of every kind... we never really get over it... face that.. and turn your attention to helping others... God will help you.. books, not so much.