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An innovative method of cutting off the dead ends in your marriage and creating new life.
As a hairdresser, Mills had the advantage of being immersed in her clients' lives for generations—when they sat in her salon chair, they shared their secrets. "Often, when paying for a haircut," she writes, "a client would joke, 'Now what do I owe you for the therapy session?' " The author witnessed firsthand the fallout of splitting up, the waves of negativity that continued even after divorce was finalized and how people were destined to repeat their problems in the next relationship because of all the baggage they brought along. So when Mills' own marriage became strained, she turned to the information she'd gathered from her clients' experiences and conceived a clever way to solve her domestic distress. To remedy theunderlying communication issues that made it impossible for Mills to get her point across to her husband and children, the author went on strike. Since her husband understood union contracts, she presented him with one that addressed their needs. The author couples personal anecdotes with clear instructions on how to conduct a successful strike. The book is designed for the busy reader; each chapter can be read individually and concludes with bullet-point reminders highlighting the best advice. She includes not only her contract, but also sample chore lists and a chart that predicts which results will occur when communication is ineffective.
A solid blueprint for a successful relationship.
Posted January 18, 2012
I have to say, I saw myself all over this book! I laughed out loud throughout most of it. Being married now for almost 25 years, it's ridiculous how I thought marriage and men's thought processes worked when I first got married. After I read this book, I gave it to my brand new daughter-in-law (after my husband refused to read it. He's still the same guy I married. Men don't change, women do!) and I told her to please take note and save herself many years of grief and frustration by taking to heart the lessons in the book.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. Young, old, man or woman - it's very enlightening to anyone who's open enough to read it!
Posted October 15, 2011
Posted July 17, 2011