Coryl's Reviews > Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships While Avoiding the Habits That Break Down Your Loving Connection

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love by Richard Carlson
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After the halfway mark of this book, it felt fairly repetitive. It could have been a lot shorter and to the point. The advice itself was mixed, in my opinion. Some of it would be a good way to promote more love in a romantic relationship. But other strategies reminded me of codependent behaviour that shouldn't be encouraged.

Also it was pretty heteronormative, with one piece of advice/3-page chapter mentioning how "/platonic/ opposite sex friendships" are a huge source of jealousy and insecurity in relationships... (But only hetero ones, because that's all this book discussed.)

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Reading Progress

July 11, 2019 – Started Reading
July 11, 2019 – Shelved
July 11, 2019 –
page 5
1.84% "lmao needed something really, really mind-numbingly easy and fluffy and... not deep; so gonna read this and just let my reading brain chill out after some heavy reads lately"
July 14, 2019 –
page 136
50.0% "This is getting reeeeeeally repetitive. Also some advice in here totally rejects concepts of boundaries? And some of it promotes codependent behaviour, such as "trying to anticipate your partner's needs.""
July 17, 2019 – Finished Reading

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