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Great advice about blending families
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2013
I was very curious about this book even though I knew I wasn't the target audience. Love for Grown Ups is a self-help book for women still searching for their special one whether they have never been married or looking for love after divorce.
The first third of the book reminded me of motivational "You can do it!" message while the rest gave concrete bits of advice for women running into the maze that is dating and marriage. I love how the brides contrasted what they would have done in their twenties versus their thirties, though at times, I thought it came across as a bit condescending (but again, I'm not the target audience). The format was very easy to read with large titles, and boxes for specific tips. I was able to get through this in no time. Some of the advice touched on issues I had never considered and I think it would be useful in all marriages and relationships. My only critique is that the advice was over-simplistic at times and failed to discuss the hard issues/situations where it isn't so easy to follow the logical path.
Overall, I enjoyed this read and think it would be motivating at the very least, and it is awesome if you are potentially dealing with blending families and kids.