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Marry Him - The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough

Lori Gottlieb

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You have a fulfilling job, a great group of friends, the perfect apartment, and no shortage of dates. So what if you haven't found The One just yet. Surely he'll come along, right? But what if he doesn't? Or even worse, what if he already has, but you just didn't realize it? Suddenly finding herself forty and single, Lori Gottlieb said the unthinkable in her March 2008 article in The Atlantic: Maybe she and single women everywhere, needed to stop chasing the elusive Prince Charming and instead go for Mr. Good Enough. Looking at her friends' happy marriages to good enough guys who happen to be excellent husbands and fathers, Gottlieb declared it time to reevaluate what we really need in a partner. Her ideas created a firestorm of controversy from outlets like the Today show to The Washington Post, which wrote, "Given the perennial shortage of perfect men, Gottlieb's probably got a point," to Newsweek and NPR, which declared, "Lori Gottlieb didn't want to take her mother's advice to be less picky, but now that she's turned forty, she wonders if her mother is right." Women all over the world were talking. But while many people agreed that they should have more realistic expectations, what did that actually mean out in the real world, where Gottlieb and women like her were inexorably drawn to their "type"? That's where Marry Him comes in. By looking at everything from culture to biology, in Marry Him Gottlieb frankly explores the dilemma that so many women today seem to face--how to reconcile the strong desire for a husband and family with a list of must-haves so long and complicated that many great guys get rejected out of the gate. Here Gottlieb shares her own journey in the quest for romantic fulfillment, and in the process gets wise guidance and surprising insights from marital researchers, matchmakers, dating coaches, behavioral economists, neuropsychologists, sociologists, couples therapists, divorce lawyers, and clergy--as well as single and married men and women, ranging in age from their twenties to the

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mia Barron

Length:

9h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:40