This book was written to encourage teenagers and young women to pursue their careers and end their sole dependence on men. It explains that even the best-looking individuals have difficulties keeping men from disrespecting them. Every woman needs to love and value themselves first before considering relationships. Marriage is a beautiful commitment when both parties contribute financially. Yes, there are other factors like effective communications and emotional support, but I noticed that egos are heightened with regards to money. A man usually maintains control or the last say if he is the main provider. Therefore, for a woman to have some level of influence, her finances must be able to support herself and children without her man.