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Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Christi Paul has always been one of my favorite anchors on HLN,

Christi Paul has always been one of my favorite anchors on HLN, so when I heard she was writing a book I knew I had to read it. I am very much a reader, but only now and then do I come across a book that I simply can't bear to put down. Christi's book is definitely a pr...
Christi Paul has always been one of my favorite anchors on HLN, so when I heard she was writing a book I knew I had to read it. I am very much a reader, but only now and then do I come across a book that I simply can't bear to put down. Christi's book is definitely a prime example. It's almost as if you are reading a friend's journal or having a conversation with them. She connects with her readers in a way that most authors can only dream of doing. Most inspiring is the story of how her faith and relationship with God got her through her darkest times. Even if you haven't suffered in the same manner of abuse that Christi has, anyone can find a nugget or two that they can use to relate to their circumstances.
When I was in high school, I was verbally and emotionally abused by many of my classmates, mostly just because I was just different. I'm quite sensitive to things other people say about me, so it didn't take long for me to internalize their words and begin to think that I was everything they said about me. I had no self-worth through most of high school and often beat myself down over the smallest things. I began cutting myself my freshman year as a way to deal with everything, and I also began to suffer from depression. In my darkest moment, I attempted to take my life in December of my senior year. With the help of my best friends, I was able to make it through.
I'm 22 years old now and I've been clean from self-injury for about two and a half years, but everyday is still a battle for me. Christi's book helped to give me that jolt I needed to finally begin to fight back against everything I have believed about myself for so long. It also helped me rediscover my faith and my worth in God. Christi's words and advice that she gives in her book struck through me and straight into my heart. I've begun to abide by her words and the ways that she overcame her own struggles and, little by little, life is getting better for me. I had always admired Christi for her wonderful personality, but after reading her book, I admire her even more!

posted by Lily_Black on June 7, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

If you want whiny sniveling drama this is your book.

I found it hard to feel sorry for someone who just went on and on in her self pity. Perfect looks, perfect career and not enough guts to leave when she knew her marriage was in trouble. This was a sorry read. period.

posted by MrsGris on July 31, 2012

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    If you want whiny sniveling drama this is your book.

    I found it hard to feel sorry for someone who just went on and on in her self pity.

    Perfect looks, perfect career and not enough guts to leave when she knew her marriage was in trouble.

    This was a sorry read. period.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Ugh

    The story was lite and not as detailed as you would expect from a journalist. As well, I thought most of it read like I was being preached to at church. I worship God in my own way, thank you. NOTE: Not recommended AT ALL for non-Christians.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Love Should not Hurt

    I thought Christie should definitely not give up her day job.

    Hopefully she was helpful to someone going through a similar situation of abuse, however, it was a very long narrative.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 7, 2014

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