Antonia Gregory's Reviews > Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve  Harvey
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Dec 28, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: gave-up-on, taboolol, out-of-the-box

I didn't mean to give up on this book, it just sorta happened

I already knew most of the stuff in here, however I still found this book useful in confirming my theories and learning a few more things

There is too much going on in my head to describe my opinions and how I'm feeling and because no one ever wants to listen to me anyway I'll just save my breath and keep my mouth shut.

there are some stupid women out there who fall for the same tricks over and over
and there are some dirty bastards out there who haven't been brought up to be proper men

but most of the time there's nothing one person can do about it.....and when that one person tries
they just get patronised for being a nerd that doesn't go out the house and socialise

I might not be experienced in the dating field but I've watched other people fail so many times to know where it all goes wrong

There's also the problem with people's expectations:

now it's almost the norm to have different baby mommas and baby daddy's almost everywhere
now no one cares whether you're illegitimate or not.....

Times have changed and unless people start enforcing their morals a bit more then things will only get worse. There's nothing the government can do ....its not their right to tell us who to sleep with and how to go about fishing for a mate. I'm not saying that all this was perfect back in the times of courting and petticoats, I just think that if people looked down on the things that are generally immoral the way they used to, then there wouldn't be such a problem. Cheating used to get people executed and still does in some countries.....but now it's like the consequences have disappeared. as long as there are consequences for the wrong actions then people will be less likely to act wrong regardless of whether they are a saint or a sinner

So back to why I gave up on this book......oh yeah, I was trying to advise someone to read this book and was basically telling them that they're doing almost everything wrong and they turned it one me and told me I was an unsociable pathetic nerdy idiot with no experience......well I have my reasons for being that way but after a few times of being walked all over, I think a certain someone would at least learn their lesson and have higher standards as Steve Harvey suggested......but a result of being told I was pathetic I decided to rip the book to shreds since I have no experience in the field and never will get any, thus I came to the conclusion that this book will never be of use to me.

Besides the advice and rules and guidelines sound like way too much effort......more effort than I could care to give.

overall this book Is a good eye-opener and explains so much, but if you're one of those gal's who think their doing everything right and haven't got an ongoing, long-lasting, successful relationship to back it up then there's no point wasting you're time trying to read this since your'e going to let bags of testosterone walk all over you one after another anyway....... :) xxx

many thanks to Steve Harvey for tackling a subject like this that is so difficult to conquer and almost a taboo to talk about

I will probably pick this book back up again when I've escaped the hell hole of baby mammas and daddy's and failed relationships and step/half-relatives and the family politics that comes with all gives me a headache.
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Reading Progress

December 28, 2012 – Started Reading
December 28, 2012 – Shelved
January 2, 2013 –
page 37
January 21, 2013 – Shelved as: gave-up-on
January 21, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: taboolol
January 30, 2013 – Shelved as: out-of-the-box

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