Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match

The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match is written by Dr. Sonya Rhodes and is somewhat of a new approach to relationship help.

I was immediately interested in reading this book when I saw that the cover also stated: “How today’s strong women can find love and happiness without settling.” As a woman who has crossed the threshold of 30, I often wonder if I will ever find a partner in life, and as much as it would be nice to have someone, I am not keen on settling.

I loved this book. The way that Dr. Rhodes wrote made for an entertaining read. There were definitely times (the majority of the book), where I felt as though she was talking directly about me. She offers a quick 100 question test in the beginning to take a look at where you fall on the Alpha/Beta scale to help recognize these traits in yourself and others.

It was nice to have a book that didn’t spend too much time overkilling any of the topics. The stories and quotes were quick and applicable to the topics where they were placed. The layout of the book was useful for both a complete read through mode (which is what I did) as well as a cursory reference use.

I learned a lot about myself and about Alphas and Betas in general. According to the test I was 70 Alpha and 74 Beta, making me a High Alpha/ High Beta. This book did an amazing job of describing all of the ways that these attributes can affect life and how you deal with relationships. It was a very eye opening experience to get to know more about being an Alpha and to even learn things about myself that I hadn’t previously seen in myself.

My only complaint is that overall I didn’t really feel as though it was useful for helping me find someone in the future. It was more about assessing who you are, and to recognize how that can affect how you interact with people. Overall it was a message of learning to be the best you and a motivating push towards not losing hope and knowing that with a few key qualities, that you can make a relationship work.

Overall I give this book 4/5 stars. It was a great read, and I highly recommend it. I wish it would have talked a bit more about how to find someone the most compatible with you. I did enjoy this book immensely and would suggest that others do not shy away from its “self-help” persona. I feel as though better recognizing myself and my own interactions and drive that it will also help me to find someone in the future. If you are into learning about yourself as a person (man or woman), getting motivation in hope for the future, and taking an honest look at your life, this book is for you. I left this book feeling like Dr. Rhodes new me on a fundamental level and wanting to see her for a few sessions for the best advice.

*I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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