Title: If Someone Says “You Comeplete Me,” RUN!
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Narrarator: Whoopi Goldberg
Listen Time: 4:09
Read on: August 24, 2016
Description: From the provocative and hilarious EGOT winner, bestselling author, and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg, comes the perfect antidote to all those outdated relationship advice books in the world, weighing in on why marriage isn’t for everybody, and how the life you want shouldn’t be the life everyone else expects you to have.
Whoopi Goldberg has been an electrifying, envelope-pushing public figure of many stripes: acclaimed actor, comedienne, singer, songwriter, author, political activist and talk show host. Now, Whoopi will speak openly about why marriage isn’t for everyone, how being alone can be satisfying, and how what’s most important is understanding who you are and what makes you happy. Wise, funny, and conversation-starting, Whoopi’s message is sure to resonate with the millions of people who struggle with relationships every day.
Goldberg says: “I get to hear from a lot of different people about relationships and this got me trying to figure out why the divorce rate is SO high. It occurred to me that as one who has done it badly often, I might have some insight. It’s hard to really know the other person’s agenda, but if someone says ‘you complete me’…RUN!!!”
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review: This book sat in my audible wishlist for months. I had a feeling it would be good because, Whoopi, but you just never know. So when this and another wishlist item became available 2-for-1, I jumped on it. I am not disappointed in my choice; this book was phenomenal!
Whoopi is, obviously, funny but she’s also insightful and on-point with everything she says in this book. Don’t conform to what society or relatives want for you if it is not what you want for yourself. Relationships don’t have to be something you want, and if they are, you have to be willing to work for them. This touches on so much about being the person you are and want to be, and not who you or others think you should be. It’s about being honest not only with yourself but with the people you choose to spend time with. If you’re only after a fling, then that’s what you should state from the beginning. You have to protect yourself, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look to protect the heart of the one you’re with.
It’s about honesty and love and compassion not only for the people in your life, but for yourself as well. You have to love yourself and be a whole person before you can even consider sharing a life with someone. And of course, what works for some, won’t work for others.
And she doesn’t only speak on romantic relationships, she speaks of friendship, and familial relations as well. There are so many more things she speaks on, but I don’t want to give it all away. As a person who as been in a relationship with the same man for 23 years, I found that I could appreciate and relate to everything in this book.
This was very refreshing! I recommend anyone who is struggling within themselves or their relationships to read this. Or just read it if you want a very frank and honest point-of-view about life and relationships.