Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Review ~ Halfway to Each Other How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home

Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family HomeMarriage can be tough.  Many of us, may have considered divorce, or seperation at some point in our marriages.  Reading a true story about how a couple handles their problems is really eye opening. 

Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home is about a couple on the brink of separation who finds love again while spending a year in Italy with their family now including an update five years later.

Tired, empty, and disillusioned with married life, Susan Pohlman was ready to call it quits. As soon as she and her husband, Tim, completed their business trip to Italy, she planned to break the news that she wanted to end their eighteen-year marriage.

During their last day as they walked along the Italian Rivera, Tim fantasized aloud that, perhaps, they could live there. After initially dismissing the idea, Susan realized that she wanted to give their marriage another try and that maybe life in such a beautiful place could bring them back to each other.

Together with their fourteen-year-old daughter and eleven-year-old son, they leave the hectic life in Los Angeles for a more intimate lifestyle in Italy.

Susan's funny, touching story reveals how stepping out of their normal day-to-day lives truly united her family in a whole new way. In this expanded paperback edition of Halfway to Each Other, readers will be able to enjoy the original story of their adventures -- no cars, no television -- and find out where they are today. When they returned to the United States, they went not to California, but to Arizona -- and to a brand-new life.

One of my favorite lines from Susan is ~ "Little moments that create canyons between us."

Isnt' that how a lot of marriages are.  I know my husband and I are like that.  

I would recommend this book, especially if you are married or have ever been married.  You will relate more with the writers. 

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1 comment:

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

sounds like such a lovely book. I would love to so to Italy some day. I am planning to go in two years. I hope its a fantastic as Ive imagined it to be.,

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