Book Review | Project Happily Ever After
Author: Alisa Bowman
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.*