Tuesday, February 23, 2010
On My Bookshelf: Marry Him by Lori Gottlieb
I recently received a copy of the new book, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, and have been blown away by the important messages this book bears.
In a nutshell, the book includes a wealth of research on coupling, including guidance from psychologists, clergy, and behavioral economists, among others. In essence, the book underscores how too many women get lost in the details as they search for a male partner and become too consumed with checking all of the boxes on their perfect-partner-checklist.
I love the message of Marry Him because I find that too many clients I see are working from a similar checklist, and clients and readers alike must learn to relax in love and let themselves find a partnership that is good enough – but not perfect. The book reminds us that there is a difference between settling (for less than) and settling down (because you’ve found a relationship that meets your primary emotional needs). The takeaway: settling down with someone good enough is a good thing.
Pick up a copy today at your local bookstore or online retailer, and I am confident that you will find it intriguing and insightful!