Restore Harmony to Your Household
- What: How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids book
- When: Before kids or anytime during parenthood
- Why: Fight fair, prioritize better, set good examples
- Where: Amazon
I read a review about this parenting book, How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, in a magazine. I knew, just from the title, that I needed to read it, so I did what I usually do in the case of books: I looked up Jancee Dunn’s work at the local library and checked it out.
This book does not disappoint. From the first page to the last, I loved it. I hesitated to finish reading it because I didn’t want it to end. It felt like gabbing and venting with a good friend, and I recognized both myself and my partner on nearly every page.
If you struggle with big questions from where did the love go to how to fairly distribute household duties, or want to avoid sweating the small stuff, like which way to properly load a dishwasher, you will enjoy this literary treat. Part memoir, part self-help, and all entertaining, Dunn takes readers on a journey through her own research and efforts to improve her marriage and benefit her child.
Every parent can relate to the tales told here, divided neatly into chapters by category and approach. No matter if you’ve read some of the same resources or your little bundle of joy hasn’t yet made their debut, every parent can relate to something between these covers.
Even if nothing in your relationship changes, you will finish the book a happier, more well-balanced person, and I can’t say that about many other books, much less other things I do. My only regret is not discovering this fount of approaches earlier.