At points, I would call John and read him laughable passages. While John and I are pretty traditional when it comes to how we conduct some aspects of our relationship– for example, we’ve never lived together because of our beliefs, not just because of our circumstances– we’re both feminists and stress equality in our relationship. Much of the advice seems to come straight from the 1950’s with the burden of keeping the relationship running smoothly almost entirely on the female (including “preventing” a significant other from cheating).
I found the most redeeming and helpful quality of the book to be the vignettes from real military wives. They are spread throughout it in highlighted boxes– it’s hard to miss them! I found myself skipping around in the book to find and read those. But this book as a whole? It just wasn’t for me.
by Carol Vandesteeg
To wrap everything up at the end of the series, I want to corral your favorite (or not-so-favorite) military relationship books. What books have helped you? Which ones were a waste of time? Which ones do you wish you would have read earlier? Which ones grate your nerves? Leave your thoughts in the comments! I want to hear from you!