#1: Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship
Mira Kirshenbaum puts her years of experience as a counselor to work in this, one of the more enduring and best relationship books of the 1990s.
In it, she takes an analytical approach to the question vexing many couples, as presented with unsurpassed eloquence and poetry by The Clash—“Should I Stay or Should I Go?”
Yes, for many of us, “It’s always tease, tease, tease,” and then “One day is fine and next is black,” or at least it can seem that way.
Kirshenbaum answers this dilemma with a series of 36 questions which break down the nature of relationships, what ultimately makes them worthwhile, and gives you the criteria to decide for yourself whether or not that relationship is worth keeping.
It’s easy to not want to rock the boat—or “the Casbah,” in keeping with our Clash theme—but a good relationship should be able to withstand the kind of analytic honesty which Kirshenbaum brings to the table.