When I first glanced at the book, The Unhappy Wife by author KE Garland who is a dear friend and blogger, I was excited and anxious. I’m not married and never was, though it taught me to put myself first, and to not confused abuse of any kind as love.
As I stared at the electronic book in my hands, I couldn’t wait to swiped the pages to began reading. The stories are based on real women’s true stories about their experiences on marriage.
This is my first time doing a book review or any kind of review here, so I may reflect back to a certain time in my life and/or a woman I once knew from church who had gone through a similar situation as the women in this book. I won’t give much away; you have to go and read it for yourself if you haven’t done so yet.
There was this one story that took me back to a time witnessing the women of the church who would so-called “put” two people together in the name of Christ. I’m from and still is in the South and we rolled like that. Well, except me; I rolled my own way. Lol. It was difficult getting through that time then.
Back to the story, I frowned because of this Mrs. C woman telling the female, Jasmyne what she should do despite what were clearly going on like she haven’t a clue. Jasmyne clearly didn’t want to marry the guy, and it appeared she was pressured into doing so. The guy was a definite loser and took full advantage of a good woman.
She married him anyway in spite of the signs and red flags being present in front of her. When she felt like she couldn’t take anymore of his frigging crap, she did something that gave me hope; she made the choice to get a divorce. Way to go, girl!
Gina’s story makes me not want to get marry, if I ever had the thought in the first place, but there are men out there who will prey on you before and after the nuptials. There’s no way I could go through not being around my family for a guy… again.
My own family and I aren’t close anyway, and I really don’t like being told what I can and can’t do particularly by a man, and I was NEVER married. Gina even had to choose between the man and her dog! Oh! My heart is with her and the rest of the women. I won’t indulge more.
I recommend this book to anyone, whether you’re single, engaged, or married. It doesn’t even matter what your race, gender, sexual orientation or religion is either; The Unhappy Wife is worth the read.
These women found strength, courage, and the ability to find happiness within themselves as for in their lives. You can even be in a relationship, and what the women gone through is happening or has happened to you.
Love, your life, your happiness and marriage are nothing to toy with, and people must know what they are getting into no matter what your statuses are.
I’ve enjoyed reading this book along with some tears, nails biting and emotions that overwhelmed me, but taught me to love myself first. To know what I want out of life and to be honest to the fact. It’s a great deal to me.
Many thanks to Kathy and the women for sharing with us. 🙏
You can find Dr. Kathy at her blog by clicking here.
You can order The Unhappy Wife by visiting her site: https://kegarland.com