The struggle to break free from a toxic relationship. The reader is encouraged to “Save Yourself – Before You Change Your Mind!” The writer has first-hand knowledge about dealing with this very real struggle, but then also has dealt with literally hundreds of women in the same position – publicly, a high-achieving, professional success, but privately an insecure, emotionally abused, pathetic wreck whose controlling mate ignores her, ridicules her, and shows zero empathy for her. The passage of time molds her into being comfortable in misery, afraid that change will be even worse.
But then one day, she makes up her mind to save herself, only to change her mind, again and again, when the change seems too hard. She toils with herself, back and forth, throughout the year, until finally, her mind is made up for good, and she leaves! She saves herself! How liberating and free she is after one year of self-motivation!
Professional women are often very highly accomplished. They have completed their education and have one or more degrees. They have achieved business success, oftentimes in positions of leadership at the workplace. They have mastered the ability to balance their professional lives with their innate sense to be Super Parents of their children. A public success, yes! But privately, she struggles – daily. The man that she fell in love with years ago is gone – not physically, but emotionally. Her mate ignores her. He is disinterested in her accolades. He is oblivious to her need for companionship. He doesn’t feel her pain. He takes her parenting skills for granted, and she should be a great parent anyway. She’s the one who wanted those babies. As time passes, she loses herself in the routine. She’s a master of everything, including masking her unhappiness. From the outside looking in, they are the perfect couple. He’s always smiling and upbeat, without a care in the world. He comes and goes as he pleases, or not. He spends less and less time with her, and he only speaks to her when absolutely necessary. Year after year, she says she’s leaving, and she means it this time for real. She’s told her family, but they don’t want to hear about it anymore, unless she’s going to actually do it. Her friends have all been told she’s getting out of this nightmare. They smile and want to believe her, but a year goes by, and she is still there. Then one day, she decides to save herself, and this time, she doesn’t change her mind.
Save Yourself (Before You Change Your Mind) provides a daily dose of motivation for that professional woman who has finally gotten the courage and strength to leave an unhealthy relationship. Once she makes up her mind, she has some days when she’s feeling empowered, and other days when she feels weak, but in the end, she stays the course because this time is different. If you are that public success suffering privately in a toxic relationship, then this book can help you to Save Yourself (Before You Change Your Mind)!
This book is an excellent read! It is very relevant to real live situations/relationships. It distinctively points out common issues that are either overlooked/accepted. It really makes you think about your self worth and not settling in any situation.
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(Cont’d) Save Yourself (Before You Change Your Mind) review by L. Danielle Lowe – It really makes you think about your self worth and not settling in any situation.
While this isn’t really my type of book – I will say that I did enjoy reading it and that I will definitely remind myself of some of the affirmations going forward. The book does seem to be geared toward bad relationships, but still could be useful to other folks struggling with other issues, depression, self-esteem, and it could be used towards personal goals as well.
Save Yourself (Before You Change Your Mind) review by Alene Lawrence
I love the concept for the book and I like the format that it is written in. It’s great food for thought whether you are in a bad relationship or not. Giving ones self the ability to reassess every now and then is healthy and good for the soul.
VaSean Graham, Senior Central Monitoring Manager for Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Save Yourself (Before You Change Your Mind) , Pastor of Church Programming for West Point Church –
Save Yourself (Before You Change Your Mind)” is a raw and heartfelt collection of daily inspirations. It connects with its readers on an emotional level that would inspire one to define and redefine there past, present and future challenges. At first glance its seems to only appeal to the emotional sensibility of women but after delving deeper into the readings I found myself as a man discovering the practical truths of the daily affirmations. Although we don’t like to admit it, brothers long to be saved as well. The author has weaved a story of confessions that would help us all reach this goal. – VaSean Graham Graham, Sr Central Monitoring Manager for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Pastor of Church Programming for West Point Church