I was recently asked to submit a book review of Dr. Jane Greer’s new book “What About Me?: Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship” to the journal Contemporary Sexuality. It is scheduled to be in the June issue.
I won’t share my whole review until it has been published, but I’m happy to share a brief summary. All in all it is a solid self help book. If you’ve never really thought about what role selfishness plays in your relationship(s) or how you may be acting selfish or enabling someone else to be selfish, I think you’ll find the book helpful.
Greer’s writing style is very accessible and she uses great anecdotes to highlight her points. Greer discusses four typical roles that people in relationships often take on that contribute to selfishness in one way or another. There is a quiz you can take to identify which role you may play. In addition, Greer offers some specific ways to address selfishness and change your relationship dynamic. It is a great starting place to begin understanding important aspects of your relationship(s).