Lori Gottlieb: Marry Him: The Case of Settling for Mr. Good Enough
To be completely honest, the book title in itself was frightening; the idea of destroying the fairy tale fantasy was intimidating. Words like ‘settling’ and ‘good enough’ bounced off the book’s cover but nevertheless, we bottled up our courage and dived in head first – to a positive outcome.
With a mixture of wit, smart attitude and a delightful sense of humour, Gottlieb takes women on a journey through five detailed chapters that will help answer one of the most elusive questions in life: why are you still single and where has Mr. Right gone?
The author discusses the alpha male in every girl’s dream as well as the unrealistic criteria that measures whether or not this man is ‘the one’. According to Gottlieb, it’s those built up expectations and fantasies that might be ruining the chance of finding real love.
Gottlieb raises the question: why does the modern woman faces more relationship problems than her ancestors did? Are we less prepared to make compromises for our relationships to succeed? Is the fear of shattering the ‘independent woman’ image affecting our relationship decisions? Or are women pressured by the judgemental eyes of their girlfriends?