I got about five minutes through before getting bored to death. The narration goes at a snail's pace, the narrator has a very thick accent that makes the audio feel clunky, and the content just feels like a series of very obvious and not insightful statements.
This book is very much an "old school" self help book in its extreme "pick yourself up by your bootstraps" attitude. Much of it is poignant, refreshing, relatable and applicable. Unfortunately, much of it takes too trivial a view of mental illness; this author would have believed that the chronically depressed and anxious could cure their illnesses simply by thought and self-guidance. We know today that such a viewpoint is dangerously flawed. Furthermore, towards the end, half the advice comes to prayer and believing in Christianity - something else that would never fly in today's more pluralistic world. Unless you're a right-wing Christian conservative, I would not recommend.
This serves as a good manifesto for the conservative Christian "pull yourself up by your bootstraps, people who fail to succeed are lazy, follow traditional family values and don't forget to pray to Jesus" ethos. If you have no use for such things, it has little practical advice, and says exactly nothing of any great insight for self-improvement.
This book assumes three things about you: 1) that you are so inexperienced and naive about relationships, that you aren't aware that euphoric infatuation doesn't last forever, you haven't had sex with your partner, and you are oblivious to your parnter's true personality and habits; 2) that you have never lived on your own and are oblivious to the basics of paying bills and cleaning a house; and 3) that you are Christian and are willing to accept answers like "turn to God to resolve conflicts" as legitimate solutions.
If you don't qualify the above, this book is rudimentary at best, and had little to say that simple experience of being in a few relationships hadn't already taught me. It also seems to skip over important issues like how much together time to ask of your partner when you live together. I'd return it if I could.
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