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Book Review | Project Happily Ever After

Title: Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale FaltersSelf-Help & Psychology Books)

Author: Alisa Bowman

My Review:

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I picked up Project: Happily Ever After — Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters. But, I ended up pleasantly surprised. Author Alisa Bowman bares her soul, her marriage, and her innermost feelings and desires in this re-telling of her efforts to save her once-happy marriage.

But within that story, Bowman shares the 10 steps to “Happily Ever After;” steps like “find yourself” and “define your problem.” Another important one — “stop fighting about old stuff.” Wow…how often do we do that? (Hint: probably more than we should.)

Bowman tells her story well; it is honest, at times painful, and at other times, amusing. But, through it all, it is always the most intimate relationship in her life, laid-bare for her readers, with the hope they will take a lesson from it. One of my favorite lessons (and one I really want to do) is “Make a grudge list and share it with your partner. Talk about those old wounds and then let them heal.”

Project: Happily Ever After is a great book for anyone who yearns to improve their relationship and become a better communicator. It’s not a cure-all, of course; but it is certainly a valuable tool for those who are willing to put its lessons into practice.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Kristin

Kristin is the mom of two boys and two girls and lives outside of Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read, write, shop, and spend as much of her summer as possible at the Jersey shore!

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