A unique book, which addresses a calamity many men face, was written by the Northwest Author, Michael Louis Eads: A Man's Feelings, Finding Closure After Divorce.
Divorce, a word synonymous with failure, disappointment and heartache; any man who loved his wife and went through divorce feels the stigma and loss. The courts use these words: dissolution, irretrievable and broken. These heartless terms create turmoil to a man going through divorce. They don't even account for or describe the agony a man endures during this crisis.
This is a personal account of how Michael went through these hard times, and how he came out the other end with a positive attitude, and a vigorous new life. Going through this crisis, he found his own identity and self-esteem in question. His whole life was a question mark from the day his wife first said the word, Divorce,' but with a step-by-step process, and help from friends and counseling, he got through it.
"I believe with the raw personal expertise of an everyday man, Michael's story is unique and uplifting. His advice is straightforward and insightful, offering hope and encouragement on the long road to find a new life for any man struggling for happiness after losing the love of his life," said his friend Bob Olson, who has known Michael since his teens.
In Michael's research of divorce books, he had found that almost all deal with the legal ramifications of divorce. Few deal with the stigma, heartache and emotional turmoil that a man must face during separation and divorce.
©2008 Michael L. Eads (P)2008 Michael L. Eads
It's nice to know that I am not the only one going through the pain of divorce. I loved the stories about when Mike went to divorce counseling. and the comment of what he thought about alcoholics. and the S word. great advice and humor to boot.
This book is predominantly filled with anecdotes from the author's own life that to me, seem to have very little to do with how one can find closure after a divorce.
The author spends a lot of time talking about such things as, his relationship with his parents, how he and his first wife met, and some of his experiences with dating, but in all these tales, there is almost no advice or information that resembles general advice on how to heal and move-on after a divorce.
Also, though this is a very short audio title, I found it difficult to listen to the book all the way through; especially when the author (who is also the narrator), decided to use different voices for the other characters in his story (imagine a male voice doing a whiny, high-pitched take on his ex-wife's way of speaking).
I can almost always learn something of value from listening to someone else's perspective on a topic (and I'm sure I encountered at least one or two new/helpful ideas in this book), but in this case, there was just too little return on my investment of listening-time, for me to recommend this title to anyone.
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