This is the very real and very hilarious true story of Alisa Bowman, how she went from wishing her husband dead to renewing her wedding vows and everything in between. Project: Happily Ever After is her story of going from an unhappy marriage on the brink of divorce to now being happily married for over 10 years.
Alisa's project takes place over 4 months where she devotes her time and energy to fixing her marriage. She addresses the emotional aspect, the sex (or lack there of), the laundry, and there's even a bikini wax and a eulogy thrown in there, oh my! She talks about the 12 marital improvement self-help books she read along the way, highlighting the points that worked for her and even gives a 10 step plan to start your own Project: Happily Ever After.
Now even if you've never planned your husband's funeral and you feel your marriage is a blissful paradise, this is an excellent read. I found it totally relatable and found myself wanting to read more. The writing style is very easy to read, making it hard to put down. And Alisa is just so... well, open and honest... talking about things most married couples barely want to talk to each other about. She may make you blush at times or think 'OMG, did I just read that' but it's all in the name of love. ;)
Here's a snippet from the book that made me laugh out loud as I could totally relate:
If you are exhausted because you can't get your kid dressed, ask for help and ask for it out loud. Your husband can't hear the words inside your head. Only you can hear those! Be as specific as possible. "I need help," is good, but "Can you please get her dressed because I'm about to throttle her" is even better.
And check out this cute book trailer for Project: Happily Ever After:
Alisa Bowman is a former senior editor at Runner's World magazine and has co-authored and ghost written on more than 30 books of various topics. She's been a guest on national television and radio programs and interviewed by many top magazines. She also created ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com, voted one of the Top 10 Marriage Blogs of 2009 and 2010.
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