Imagine, you are in a happily committed relationship to a great guy, who’s great with your son, and loves you dearly. Talk of marriage is on the table but suddenly, one day, he turns to you and says, “I don’t want to be in a relationship with someone who has a kid.” Well, that’s exactly what happens (more or less) in Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.
Her life is thrown into disarray and you would think with her being a therapist, she would know how to help herself get out of her funk. But, you know, it’s easier to change when you’re getting help from someone else, even if you are a therapist.
This book reads like a fiction novel but it is real life. We take a journey not only into the therapist’s life and how she puts herself back together but also into the lives of her patients. As you read, we see that there are a lot of people going through things that affect how they relate to others.
When I read this book, I had just had a baby about a year and boy, was I struggling. I worked in events and worked crazy hours and just felt exhausted. I also knew I was dealing with some postpartum depression. This book helped me when I didn’t know how to help myself. I knew that, maybe I should talk to someone.
I’m an example of what this book can do for you and your life story. It can help you connect to others in the sense that we are all dealing with trauma or unresolved issues. It might actually encourage you to see a therapist or counselor. It will also show you that you can change your mind, habits, job, etc., if it is no longer serving you. Also, paying attention to signs and what people say at the beginning of relationships is important. Lori knew when she started her relationship with the guy who broke her heart, that he didn’t want a young child at his age; she just chose to ignore it. Which is something we all tend to do in relationships. It definitely makes you remember to listen when a person tells you what they do and do not want.
This book is a book I will recommend year after year. It has stuck with me and I hope it does the same for y’all.
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