Book look: “A Relationship Guide to Being The One” by Barbara Rose

I came across this book a while back which is a super easy read… as in one evening’s worth (even after the kids go to bed).  The title itself is a little misleading in the sense that it is easy to perceive that you are trying to be “the one” for the person that you would be in a relationship with.  However – that’s what the difference is – to be “the one” for you.  The author, Barbara Rose, kindly emphasizes that you should put yourself first in your life and know that you are “here on this earth for a very important reason: to focus on your life purpose.” She says it’s empowering to remember that when you are centered in yourself, you passionately work to create the life that you want.

The author recommends that the reader consider what that person wants, what qualities that they want in a potential partner and not to ever waiver from that list.  She also says to make a list of warning signs that tell you to leave the relationship – no matter what – permanently (don’t doubt yourself).

There is even a chapter about being equals, and being who you are and true to yourself.  This really resonated for me after having left a relationship with a narcissist, who true to form wanted me to conform to his needs, desires and images of what he thought I should be.  Lastly, within the book, she includes 50 reasons to stay, stating that you should have all 50 of these reasons, and 50 reaons to “leave skid marks”.


One Response to “Book look: “A Relationship Guide to Being The One” by Barbara Rose”

  1. JenelleMarie says:

    Thank you for sharing, I’ll have to pick this up. I’ve been really focusing on me and what I want to do with the rest of my life without a partner. If i happen to stumble upon someone who is healthy and worth the time and effort outside of raising 3 on my own, then I may try dating. But for the first time in my life, being single is enjoyable. But i would still love tips to make sure i’m on the right track to making sure i continue to love myself and have a healthy expectation for if and when the possibility of dating happens!


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