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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 16, Beks rated it it was amazing. Confronting but not hateful or angry. A lot of these books leave me feeling as though they are "coming AT you". Insighting rage and even more pain. They have a real man hating aspect to them. The compassion that this author writes with makes turning the pages a little less difficult - even though the topic is nothing short of awful.
This book has been confronting as a mother - it Confronting but not hateful or angry. This book has been confronting as a mother - it has shown areas that I need to work on with my son.
It has also shown me where and how I enabled my ex's behaviour, my responsibility in how I allowed this to happen, it also pointed out why it is so frightening for fathers to be this way, especially with their daughters. I'm still reading it. Because it is confronting on so many levels, I find I have to keep putting it down and coming back to it.
It has been written with such respect for everyone involved that it allows me to still feel the love I had for the man I was with, without feeling anything more than sadness for everyone involved - no hatred or resentment, residue fear for his daughter - but there is little I can do about that for the time being.
I intend to write the author and thank her, as a mother, a "partner" and as a woman so badly wounded byt this type of relationship - you cannot heal what you will not allow yourslef to admit to. This book helps you get there without hating yourself or leaving you neck deep in humiliation. View 1 comment. May 07, rafaela added it. Susan tell us how in a relation ship that start like sweet corn candy can end up like ugly poise apple, and u can be the worse victim on it.jicecysano.tk
Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
Susan help to live a normal life after a storm and i truly recommended this book for the broken heart. I'd forgotten all about reading this book until I saw it again on goodreads.
I remember the story associated with being given it more than I remember any details of the book, but I do recall being impressed with it. A woman who was the mother of a little girl frequently at my house at the time gave this book to her husband for his one and only Christmas present the month before. He handed it to me with a somewhat shell-shocked look on his face, and told me the basic fact.
Even though the girl w I'd forgotten all about reading this book until I saw it again on goodreads. Even though the girl was at my house a lot, her dad was the one I would see most often, he went to Little League games, etc. I remember being surprised because he seemed like a great dad, a decent guy. I do remember I thought a lot about the contents of this book as I was reading it, and for long after. I remember it gave me a new perspective on some issues that most couples go through at one time or another.
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View all 4 comments. Mar 26, Catherine Adde rated it liked it. Helped me get out of a very abusive situation and regain my life and self back. Not just for women.
My mother married and thankfully later divorced this kind of man my father. Also, I have a friend my age who exclusively falls for these men and has had a lot of unecessary problems because she won't learn from her mistakes. Infatuation is more important to her than true happiness through a mature and strong bond After reading the first few pages I also recknognized two men who tried to win me over but I refused their advances I always read people very well and thanks to my mother's mista My mother married and thankfully later divorced this kind of man my father.
After reading the first few pages I also recknognized two men who tried to win me over but I refused their advances I always read people very well and thanks to my mother's mistake I learned a lot. I want to read this book to see my opinion stated by a pro and maybe find a way to help my friend.
Forward talks in one case about falling from grace. It's the moment when the perfect and idealized woman shows any kind of flaw or mistake whether true or imagined is irrelevant and the man will feel betrayed by the woman. How dare she change?! How dare she not be the woman he fell in love with?! She was supposed to be the one! Well, after my parent's divorce several awful things happened.
One of which I remembered while reading the book. I was maybe 11 years old and alone. It didn't matter how I uttered my anger, fear, frustration, and other negative feelings. Nobody cared. I was desperate and so I did the only thing I could: I typed my feelings into a word document. I remember it was on a very old re-re-re-re-used computer and I vented everything. It was my only outlet. The only way to express the toxicity destroying me.
When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why
I think I printed the page a few times and put them in a shelf. One day, my mother and I came back from grocery shopping and my father was in the apartment.
He shouldn't have been there but since my mother had given him the key, he just invited himself in. He then proceeded to humiliate and insult me. That he had read my "letter" it was more of a diary, so He was the victim and I had destroyed him by expressing my anger which I had suffered from their abuse. After talking down to me for I don't know how long, he left. He had left me a letter, written on the computer, and printed out.
I still have it. He said the same things as before. How I had given him hope in this evil and dark world and how I had betrayed him and how dare I. He told me that I was just as bad and full of shit as the rest of the world. I had fallen from grace after expressing years and years of pain.
Thankfully, I knew how full of shit he was and just got angry and frustrated. Now, years later, the best thing that could have happened is me having fallen from that stupid grace because I never had to try to be "the good daughter". In the end, being abandoned can be a blessing because if he had stayed I'm sure my family would have dealt with even more of his psychotic antics. There are basically two types of misogynists when it comes to money issues: the "good provider", who is financially stable, and the "tragic hero", who sees himself as an innocent victim of other people's chicanery and who has an extensive history of unemployment and financial chaos; he often has to be supported by his partner.
But whether the misogynist is earning most of the money, or both of you are contributing equally, or you are supporting him, he will take charge of how the money is spend! My progenitor is the tragic hero: every boss, every employee, heck, every person on this goddman planet is against him! He works sooo hard but everybody is sooo mean to him! Poor unfortunate soul! Yes, think of Ursula I remember how my mother had to work as well, because he was, as the quote says, unstable and financially irresponsible and even if he had a job, he worked poorly. He referred to the money my mother earned as "shit" and "unworthy".
But he still wanted to have every fucking dime. He spent money on alcohol, cigarattes, gambling, his affairs, and knowing him probably also on prostitutes.