'Princeton Mom' releases self-help book on finding 'THE ONE'

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  • Maudine SLC, UT
    March 13, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    @ cjb: The controversy is not so much about whether or not a person should get married, but more about how the author of the book says to go about it.

    She freely admits that she has no studies or facts to back up what she says but that it is all based on anecdotal evidence - which is fine as long as the readers of the book are aware of that and remember it.

    The controversy over the book comes from the fact that when you do look at studies and facts, much of what she says does not hold up.

    One example: She urges women in college to marry "geeky" men because they will provide a more financially stable future - in real life, women (and men) marry for love and usually marry based on things they have in common - these types of relationships are more likely to flourish and grow while marrying for money is more likely to be a bad relationship and end in divorce. (It is okay to marry a geek if the two of you have things in common, but don't choose who to marry based on the best possible future financial outcome.)

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 12, 2014 3:11 p.m.

    Getting married is something most people want to do isn't it? Why would a book of how to do it right be contraversal?

  • BostonLDS Salt lake City, UT
    March 12, 2014 3:11 p.m.

    I didn't read her article so I can't comment on whether her reasoning is valid, but I agree with the notion that finding love in college is the way to go. I have so many single friends, post-college, who are turning to online dating to find love. While that does work for some, they are mostly turning up toads. I found my husband in college, through joint interests, and I am so glad I did.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    March 12, 2014 12:45 p.m.

    This person sounds like she has some valid things to read and consider. Soem of it may not be, but that could be said of anyone; it's just a matter of studying what's good and true, and putting off that parts that aren't.