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This Is Not the Story You Think It Is...: A Season of Unlikely Happiness

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

For anyone in an imperfect marriage

Isn't that everyone? I recently happened upon a speaking engagement in which Laura Munson talked about this book. The subject matter definitely intrigued me, because I have found myself floundering in my marriage at times. This book shows the other side of the story ...
Isn't that everyone? I recently happened upon a speaking engagement in which Laura Munson talked about this book. The subject matter definitely intrigued me, because I have found myself floundering in my marriage at times. This book shows the other side of the story that you usually hear. Her husband tells her after 20 years that he is not sure if he loves her anymore. Usually at this point, there is an empowering story of starting over. However, this story is about hanging in through really tough times, in the hope that this crisis will pass. It is not as simple as it sounds, but I believe that the author is very brave for attempting it. This book has given me another perspective when it comes to marital discord. It just shows that we all have choices, and you never really know how life is going to turn out.

posted by NicVA on May 14, 2010

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

This Is Not A Book You Want to Read

This book was annoying on so many levels. In this book, the author claims that she is in control of her own happiness and that nothing that goes on around her, including hostility, neglect, rejection, disrespect and more from her husband, will take away from her happin...
This book was annoying on so many levels. In this book, the author claims that she is in control of her own happiness and that nothing that goes on around her, including hostility, neglect, rejection, disrespect and more from her husband, will take away from her happiness. Well, maybe she is happy. But she and her husband are teaching their children everything right about staying in unhealthy relationships. The parents chose to stay in an unhealthy relationship for the sake of the kids. I have a hard time understanding exactly what was saved and what this taught their children. Are the children now going to treat their future spouses the way the author's husband treated her? Or perhaps they will think it okay to be mis-treated by someone, or even abused. This was not an original story; rather, it was a familiar, sad story about emotional abuse. Frost it however you like.

posted by 3945045 on June 28, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2010

    This Is Not A Book You Want to Read

    This book was annoying on so many levels. In this book, the author claims that she is in control of her own happiness and that nothing that goes on around her, including hostility, neglect, rejection, disrespect and more from her husband, will take away from her happiness. Well, maybe she is happy. But she and her husband are teaching their children everything right about staying in unhealthy relationships. The parents chose to stay in an unhealthy relationship for the sake of the kids. I have a hard time understanding exactly what was saved and what this taught their children. Are the children now going to treat their future spouses the way the author's husband treated her? Or perhaps they will think it okay to be mis-treated by someone, or even abused. This was not an original story; rather, it was a familiar, sad story about emotional abuse. Frost it however you like.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 11, 2012

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    I couldnt even get a quarter of the way through. i do not recommend this book.

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