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so what self help books hit a chord.?

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17 Jun 08 #26780 by jelly4toes
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As i was walking round tesco staring at the chocolate i started thinking remember that stupid crap book the one that i thought that if i put the contents into practice it would save my marriage.The book claimed to have the perfect solution to preventing the dissolutuon of ones marriage.it asserted that the problem lie with the wife for not obeying and respecting the lord and master ie the husband.It all made perfect sense at the time.Never question just do as you are told.I should never question or disrespect my husband.I should obey any requests no matter what they were.The husband'a authority was paramount as the lord of the castle.
The book entitled 'The Surrendered Wife' was indeed the way forward.I tried to put it all into practice over a 3 week period.Having tried it I remember almost losing my soul and extinguishing my self respect completely.

what books have you guys found either fab or not so fab.Or is it just me that has a bridgett jones type bookshelf.

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17 Jun 08 #26781 by jelly4toes
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should add i am now reading janet street porters book, LIFES TO F... SHORT now thats definetly my kind of book.The woman says if how it is.

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17 Jun 08 #26782 by rubytuesday
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Jelly

I really loathe self-help books!! But voluntered to write a review of one of the Wiki bookshop ones, its called "I want a Divorce", and deals with the emotional side of divorce, step bystep, and also the legal side. the legal side is a bit dated, but otherwise is clear and comprehensive. I found reading the first part, dealing with the emoitions very helpful. I must write that review!

Like you, my many bookshelves contain mainly novels and history books - bar the one self-helpbook!

Ruby x

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17 Jun 08 #26791 by ivorytower
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try paul mckenna I can mend your broken heart.
some of thr chapters are very good some not so.
I suppose it depends on your take on things.
Jude

If you want to put life into perspective read long walk to freedom.

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17 Jun 08 #26806 by jelly4toes
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actually the paul mackenna one was quite gud i imagined the ex2b to be one of those little stretchy yellow men that kids get in party bags.then i bought a little yellow man he cost me 20p .i kept him on the floor of the drivers footwell and used to stamp on the little yellow belly everytime i got into the car.he reminded me of the ex2b as he was a very small yellow man with little emotion.I didn't half enjoy stamping on him i felt as if i had abit of power given back to me.hes probably still there i need to go check.

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21 Jun 08 #27753 by spooky
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I had one of those yellow men - I called him Simon, not the name of my ex but it doesn't matter. He was very, very stretchy and took alot of abuse. We should all have a Simon, better than kicking my imaginary dog!!!

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21 Jun 08 #27769 by megan
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When I rang my x sister in law I was howling down the phone telling her my stbx (her brother) was having an affair. She told me she was reading a very good self help book and that I should get it !!!!!!!
At that point I think I mentioned something about putting her book where the sun don't shine and we have not spoken since.
My X sister in law has been reading those self help books for 12yrs and is still the cold self centered person she always was. Sometimes it's not all about self help it's about looking outside ones self as well.

Give me Wiki any day we may all be virtual but we are also proper people with proper feelings and emotions .
Thank you, rant over!!!!!!
ps like the idea of the yellow man, he may be better than the grow your own millionaire the girls in work bought me You had to grow him in water and he became very slimy. If there's one thing I don't need it's a slimy man!

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