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Would you listen to Getting to 50/50 again? Why?
It has a great message overall but...
As a husband who sought out and read this book on my own I was a bit offended by the general framing. The author tends to phrase things as "This is what you need to do to get your husband to do his part." I'm sure for a lot of couples that is the dynamic, but assuming that is the dynamic sort of perpetuate it.
After I mentioned to my mom that I was reading it, and that it has some really good points, she picked it up in a books store and the back cover had a blurb like "Every woman in america should read this book," which elicited the same response from her that I had to the book as a whole. Mainly if you frame getting to 50 / 50 as something one member of the couple is trying to do, and not both people it sets up the wrong dynamic.
"Getting to 50 / 50" is clearly written with woman as its target audience, which then makes it less accessible to men, who arguable are the ones who really need to read it.
If your thinking about having kids you should read this. If your a guy don't let the framing of the book turn you away, think of it as gender karma.
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Very encouraging book on why and how you should strive towards 50/50 with your partner