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Blueeyedfella
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Default  Posted: 2:59 PM, March 15th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What an interesting read and reading the author's journey was eerily similar to my WW. Wow - almost exact parallels.

I'm sure it's been discussed, but overall thoughts on the book?

I felt at times it was a little too hippy-ish, just go with the flow of life, kind of book, but it had a lot of good introspection.


Me: BH (Mid 30s)
Her: WW (Mid 30s)
Married 10 years, together 15.
2 kids under 4.
DDay: Jan-2010
4 false Rs with varying degrees of "trying" - same result
Dec-started mediation process.

Posts: 250 | Registered: Oct 2010
Fighting2Survive
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Default  Posted: 3:43 PM, March 15th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Once I realized the author was a WW, I stopped reading. I think it was just too close to D-day.

I'm curious to see what other's think of the book so thanks for starting the thread!


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

"When you can tell the story and it doesn't bring up any pain, you know it is healed." - Iyanla Vanzant, Broken Pieces


Posts: 7279 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: NC
blindsidedbyhim
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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, March 15th (Tuesday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Loved the book so much I am going on a woman's retreat to the author's institute---it's called the Omega Institute...

I didn't like that she kind of "romanticized" her affair in the book, but I think she did a good job of taking responsibility, blame and guilt for her deceitful behavoir. She gave me a female perspective of a wayward spouse in the "fog".

Of course, everything works out and she divorces to find the man of her dreams...that pissed me off a bit. I was left wondering...what about the BS???
What happened to him??


I will say the book changed me...I read it soon after Dday...and it helped me see the whole "Phoneix Rising" idea...


ME 44
DS-10 and DD-11
DDay 9/19/10
Separated 6/1/13
Married 10 yrs, together 18

"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was


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