*SPOILER ALERT, LADY G, DO NOT READ, I repeat Lady G, DO Not Read. Don’t do it Gwinn*
Ok, the last book I read was called “The Unhappy Wife” by Dr. K.E. Garland. It was a very informative look into the mindsets of Women from the Midwest and the South, who have been abused, cheated on, and used. All of these women either had to overcome something or someone to leave their husbands or forgive their husbands. I would like to highlight a few things from this amazing book.
Miss Sharlene’s story started in 1977. She Married 5 times in her lifetime and she explains in depth what happened with each marriage. The most powerful quote I’ve heard in a long time was this.
“There’s no perfect person. We as women are not perfect. We have imperfections. But the thing is, we’recommend looking for perfections in a man. And that’s where we go wrong.”
Wow. That is truth. And this isn’t a book about male bashing or anything like that. It simply explains what a lot of Women of color in the South are conditioned to believe. Whether it’s Christianity, families, status, a lot of these women (my point of view) seemed as if they were marrying for other things and not themselves. Maybe because marriage is a big deal in the bible belt and maybe I could be slightly misinformed due to me being raised in San Francisco Ca, but I felt at times that there was a fight within these women to not be unmarried no matter the case. I do know if being single or by yourself is taboo in those areas, but I noticed that common pattern. I felt like it was an unforeseen, mental competition to not be alone without a Man. This was a great read and I commend Dr. Garland for helping these women and being there to jot their journey down.
The next book I will be reading, also comes from a fellow blogger and y’all know, I’m all about supporting our businesses. This book is called “Wealth is a Mind$et” by Shynna Key. She has her own YouTube channel where she talks about wealth and money management. I will definitely let you know what I think once I’m done. Thank you for your support.
T-Money out 😎