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This book made me feel bad as a man
on 21 October 2014
This book feels like it was written for future dads who didn't want to be dads in the first place:
- There is a section about why you shouldn't be cheating on the future mother of your child... Well thanks for that, don't think I need a book to be told in the first place, and it's really the last thing I want to read when preparing for my first child.
- In the first chapters, there is something about how to react when your partner tells you she's pregnant... First of all, if you have the book you probably were already told, so it's a bit late... And if you are preparing to have a child, already bought this book in advance, well you probably want to have a child... If you need to be told how to react, you should really rethink that.
But probably the worst chapter of all is the one that lists all the things you could potentially be freaking out (if your couple is strong enough, money problem, etc.). Thank you very much book, I wasn't thinking about any of these before you listed all of them in details for me! It's a "do not think about a pink elephant" type thing!
To me, it seems like this book is written for macho-men who don't really want to have a kid in the first place. There is a lot of "you should act like this" or "you should be like that", as if all men were just cavemen former monkeys who didn't know better. But I guess it's all in the title: "Survival guide"... You are not preparing to go into the jungle with only a knife for survival, only going through the happiest time of your life!