I Love You But You Always Put Me Last

by Andrew G Marshall
No. of pages: 305
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230770355

BoardroomMum Verdict

This book is well written and argued. It covers the key areas of the parenting process in realistic, honest and practical detail. I particularly liked the case studies and practical exercises. The Ten Golden Rules at the end provide a very effective summary.

Written by Andrew G Marshall, a relationship therapist and author (his past work includes I Love You But I’m Not in Love With You), this book is a well argued book about how as parents we need to balance our priorities as parents alongside our relationship with our partner.

Not just to be read when expecting a baby, I think it is also an extremely relevant read at any stage of being a parent.

Split into chapters from when is a good time to have children, the shock of becoming a parent and beyond there is a good balance between the description of how you may be feeling, circumstances in which you may find yourself and practical assistance and tips. The author also covers those pressure areas, such as our expectations of others and ourselves, in a very honest and straightforward way.