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jcscot · 27/10/2012 21:06

And this relates to the Self-help books are usually a pile of useless psychobabble which tell people what they want hear rather than what they need.

Utter rubbish.

fedupworking · 27/10/2012 23:37

I take it you have read the book to enable you to comment on it ?

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jcscot · 28/10/2012 10:09

No - you may not that my comment said "...usually.." and did not contain any deep critique of said psychobabble, or any criticism of this book in particular. I simply expressed an opinion of self-help books in general.

I take it that you're going to enlighten us as to how it relates the Forces?

jcscot · 28/10/2012 10:19

I'll qualify my opinion by saying that if other people, or indeed you, have found this book helpful - then that is great.

However, I resent the assumption that as "wives of" we are somehow in more need of self-help or suchlike. I truly loathe it when people ask me "How do you cope?" or tell me how much they'd hate to have my life and then look sceptical when I tell them that I cope very well and that my life is quite happy. I neither expect nor ask for pity.

pimmsgalore · 28/10/2012 10:56

I agree with Jcscot I think you will find all us "wives of" are very calm and contented without the need of a book, we don't need people implying we need a book to sort out our life.

fedupworking · 28/10/2012 11:00

I said interested not need, end of story

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meditrina · 28/10/2012 16:47

I've had a look at the blurb for the book, and cannot see why there is any particular relevance to Service families. Are there less well publicised sections on the specific vissitudes of any particular group of Forces's families, or sections on getting he best from the bespoke support services?

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