Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring I Do: The Independent Domestic Objective by Ron Glick.
About the Book: I Do.
A simple expression whose meaning is too often ignored.
In America, abusive relationships have become an epidemic. In a society that is becoming increasingly more fractured, domestic abuse is on an unprecedented rise. As much as we as a culture are inundated with domestic abuse stories though, sadly little is openly discussed about the causes behind these dysfunctional relationships. Though much is written about changing an abusive partner, little is written to identify one.
For the first time, author Ron Glick has dedicated a book entirely to the subject of the most dominant underlying cause of domestic abuse: the abuse-control cycle. Ranging from gratuity through domination, the author sets out to frankly discuss all four individual phases of the abuse-control cycle with simple, straight-forward candor, as well as discussing the only true solution to the epidemic:
The Independent Domestic Objective.
My Review: First, I want to point out that this is a change of pace for me as I generally read for fun and escapism. While I love reading in general, some obviously carry a different weight then others, and I found this to be illuminating and highly informational as it’s written in a casual sort of tone that’s more like having a conversation than not, and that’s important for me.
While on the surface, this looks like a typical self-help book, the personal style goes beyond that. By using his personal viewpoint and experiences, the author gives it a level of understanding that’s usually missing from some self-help books.
I know for me it’s usually best when people explain what they experienced and how they handled it instead of feeling like I’m being lectured. I know that’s not the intent of the authors that do it, but it often feels like there’s a wall between them and their work that’s missing from this book. I hope that makes sense.
As with any non-fiction book, this one offers tools in the form of advice while also advising to seek out professionals. It’s definitely worth checking out.