Happy Homemaker: Love and Handicapping

Friday, May 30, 2014

Love and Handicapping

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 Okay, so I can hear you now, what are you doing reading a book about dating? For heaven's sake, you're married! I know, I know-that is absolutely true. But I have to tell you-I wish I had been given this book to me back when I was dating. And trust me, that wasn't that long ago. Actually, as a teenager, I didn't really date that much at all. I had a few boyfriends, a lot of crushes, and no success in the dating world. It's funny, really, because even though this book is written from a certain perspective, it can still be applied to marriage, family, and even friend relationships.

One of the first points in the book is "If you do not love yourself unconditionally, how can you expect anyone to else to love you?" It's not saying if you don't love yourself, no one will love you, but it does mean that love will never know it's full potential because you don't know or appreciate your own full potential. (shortcomings and all!) This book is heavily sprinkled with great tips to make any relationship work and how to look for the kind of relationship you want. (and figuring out what exactly it is that you want in a relationship.) But this is not your typical dating book. It's fun and witty, full of thoughtful ideas and best of all, it's realistic!

 It touches on everything from personality types, taking care of yourself, realizing your expectations, family and society, and so much more. It was very obvious in reading this book that a lot of thought was put into relationships and how to find the right partner, and be the right partner. It offers simple red flags to look for when dating someone from punctuality to constant criticism. It even discusses the different types of relationships (dating) and what you can most likely expect from them. Love and Handicapping is a fun, inventive way to face the dating world and even if you are already in a relationship or married, it is a great book to go back to-because people do change and it is easy to slip into some of the bad habits and poor relationship issues written about by Jennifer.

 As I said before, I wish this book had been written when I was dating. It would have saved me a few heart breaks, bad boyfriends, and would have even pointed out the areas that I needed (and some I still do-admittedly) to work on to make myself the right partner for husband today. It was easy to read and quotes and stories that make it both entertaining and informative. I even learned a few things and realized a few areas I could use help in and need to change. It, like relationships, can not be judged by it's cover or title, it is well thought out, well written, and on point. It may not always apply in every situation or relationship, but it still a great guideline to go by.

 I highly recommend picking up your own copy of Love & Handicapping if you are in a relationship, looking for one, or even married. It will revolutionize the way you look at dating, love, and marriage. It will help you along the way, it will counsel you in ways to better yourself and look for your ideal partner. It may even show you that what you are looking for is not quite right or could alter just a little. Love, just like sports, is full of winners and losers. Learn how to be a winning contender in the "game" of love and you may just find yourself in a winning relationship while you are at it!

  Book Description:

~~Is your game on? No denying dating is a game filled with winners and losers. How you finish equates to your own performance. Dating sites may provide introductions and first time statistics of a possible winning match. Advice advocates give suggestions on previous successes, but still these offer no guarantee and sometimes create more hardship. Like a sports handicapper you are equipped to assess your own winners; all you need is the tools to do so. Inspired by sports handicapping tips you too can learn how to not only find a winning relationship but become a winning contender.

 About the Author:  

Inspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle. In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Author Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! Her latest book about the homecoming of a Vietnam Veteran, Edge of Civilization will be released soon. Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.  

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