Dating the wrong men!? I am pretty sure it happens to the best of us. Nothing can help to keep you from getting involved with the wrong man. And there come the questions “Why me?”, “Why again?” wishing it was just a nightmare. Dating The Wrong Men: The Misadventures`s Guide Through Bad Relationship Choices by Kelly Rossi is a fresh, entertaining, and comically written memoir of the unbelievable stories of one girl’s misadventures during her twenty plus years of dating disasters. A true guide to love and romance for women working to find their prince in a pond of frogs, Rossi narrates her journey through each chapter highlighting a different ‘wrong man’ personality type that women are faced with in the current dating pool.
Introduction: This is a story of a situation, so similar to what most people in the world are faced with today. Women and men who come from broken situations, searching through the sea of broken individuals, hoping for that perfect match that will seal their life into solidity and understanding. This is a love story for anyone who`s caught herself overanalyzing, making excuses, giving second chances, interpreting text messages, waiting for someone special or even swearing off love forever. This is a story of a girl who has dated every wrong in existence and not only lived to tell the tale, but did it without bitterness and found the love of her life in the process.
Dating The Wrong Men is very interesting, refreshing and easy to read book with a lovely cover and nice illustrations. The author Kelly Rossi explains her dating life in a nice short stories filled with a lot of feelings and emotions. I really enjoyed reading the book, because a lot of the stories match what has happened in my dating life and I am sure has happened to many other women as well. At the end of each story Kelly Rossi shares the Signs of Dating The Wrong Man and also Final Thoughts on Dating this particular type of Wrong Man.
While reading Dating The Wrong Men I highlighted some phrases that caught my attention because either I think exactly the same way or either the same thing has happened to me:
If you have a great support system of friends and family, you might have an easier time dealing with the Wrong Men that show up in your life. – Absolutely true! My friends helped so many times while dealing with a Wrong Man.
If a man is doing something wrong, he will play the “crazy” card on you. – Absolutely true! It happened so many times!
Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of a day when I would have my own successful business, a loving husband, and a great family of my own. – This was my dream as well!
Cheaters get defensive when caught in lies. Think about it, if you were at the store for an hour, would you feel the need to scream that fact at your partner? No, you`d just go grab the receipt and show it to her with the date and time. Trusting relationships have no problem showing the receipts. – Happened before!
The phones say it all! Trusting relationships have no problem using each other`s phones. Think back to the days when there was just one line at the house. You never saw someone locking up the line so his spouse couldn`t get on it, did you? If you`re not doing anything wrong, your significant other should be able to use your phone if she feels like it because there`s nothing to hide. However, if he`s the type to delete his messages and call log, there`s always ability to examine the activity on the phone bill. – I don`t think that I even have to comment on this one! I believe everyone was there before.
It`s better to leave a situation that you are constantly questioning what is going on than to stay in it. – I love this one and recommend everyone to follow it!
When you have been completely cheated on and are out of a marriage or any horrific relationship, you think it`s only fair that you should find someone right away who will be the knight in shining armor to that horrific experience. Odds are, it`s not going to happen right away. The best things to do is to learn how to get past what happened and figure out how to make yourself happy again. – So true! Unfortunately it takes time for most of us to realize that.
If you want anything to change in your life, you need to make some changes. – Exactly! Think about it..
I`ve never been someone who plays games in relationships and have always been extremely straight-forward. Because of this approach, I`ve noticed a hypocrisy in men when it comes to game players. I`ve heard my entire life how men just can`t handle girls who “cause drama” or “play games”. However, once they get together with someone who has better things to do with her time, suddenly they don`t know how to act. They start playing their own games in the relationship to the point where they destroy it. Then, months later, you`ll see them hooked up with a girl that everyone in town calls a psychopath. – Very well said!
What some people can`t handle in relationships, others think is no big deal. At the end of the day, it`s knowing what you will and will not accept in a relationship. Anything less than monogamy for me is a no-can-do. – Definitely agree with that!
Being with a liar for too long is exhausting and there will come a point where you will want to hang up your Sherlock Holmes gear and find someone you can trust. – I can totally feel your pain.
You could meet the person of your dreams at any random locations, at any time, through any person, but you can also meet the ones you wish you never met. – Agree with that.
So often, when we look at our dating pasts, we shake our heads and think, “Oh dear God, never let me meet someone like that again!” Even when we truly had a deep love that is lost, something inside us says that there is something better out there. At the very least, it says to show the person that you choose to date in the future some respect and don`t let him ever get it in his head that someone else is even close to the importance he is. – Respect, Attention and showing that you actually care are very important things for any relationship.
And of course one of the best story from this book was Finding Mr. Right. It really warmed my heart and it almost made me cry. Bellow is what I highlighted from this chapter:
“This is ridiculous. I`ve never felt like this so fast in my life.” He mumbled and shook his head a million times sitting there, but he eventually said, “It just feels right to say that I love you.” And it was. I said I love you right back to him, and we`ve said it to each other every day since.
We could do anything together, go anywhere together, and it was like we were in our own private world. He soon became my best friend and the greatest love of my life.
Months later, it finally clicked that he was still there. He really was by my side. It was the first time in any relationship I finally had peace.
Along the way I have also met The Abusive Control Freak, The Cheater, a Man Who`s Like a Brother, The Game Player, The Clueless Man, The Junkie, The Married Man, The Liar and one of my best friends definitely married the Freeloader.
I think that the author Kelly Rossi has done a great job writing this book and I would highly recommend it to all of my friends and any girl in general, no matter age or relationship status.
You have the great opportunity to receive your own copy of Dating The Wrong Men. Attention: This is Instagram Giveaway only
1.Follow me on Instagram @diana_reese
2.Repost the photo of the book with #DatingtheWrongMen #DianaReese #book #giveaway
3.Tag 5 of your friends who you think would be interested in a book like this and invite them to enter the Giveaway
4.Comment your favorite emoji 🙂