How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate

How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate

Single, less stressed, and freeIf you're tired of swiping through dating apps, ghosting, and hearing well-meaning questions about why you're still single, it's hard not to feel "less-than" because you haven't found your soul mate.Until now.How to Be Single and Happy is an empowering, compassionate guide to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets or guilt a...

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Title:How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate
Author:Jenny Taitz
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Edition Language:English

How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate Reviews

  • Leahy Robert

    An outstanding guide for single people filled with powerful techniques that you can use now. Written with elan and sophistication by an accomplished and experienced therapist. A MUST READ!

  • Maria

    This book should be given to every woman upon high school graduation. Like the author, I also forged ahead with a career with the goal of always being able to support myself. But I also wanted love and marriage and had it for 21 years...until I didn't. I especially like how Taitz incorporates real-life cases with current research and study, as well as valuable and practical here-and-now tips for instant use.

  • LaToya

    This book is not just for single people. Anyone that wants to practice mindfulness or just live well should read this book. It also has the wonderful bonus of suggesting other books for more depth.

  • Elizabeth

    The title reminds me of those “how to have a bikini body memes:” Have a body. Wear a bikini.

    But happiness is a little more complex than that (maybe), and this is a really good guide to navigating uncertainties in life mindfully— specifically in the context of being single and not knowing when or whether you’ll find a partner.

    Would I recommend this book to everyone? Probably not. But know that you could change this title to “How to Be Happy” and the advice would probably still be just as good.

  • Sophia Hanson

    Anyone who knows me well knows I tend to scoff at self help books. I often find them fruity—if well intentioned. I took a chance on this book in a moment of lonely desperation and I am very glad I did.

    How to be Single and Happy is a comprehensive guide to finding and maintaining contentedness in the midst of romantic and platonic aloneness. It goes much deeper than just that, though. It gives you some simple tools to increase your happiness in life in general. It was organized, logical, and here

    Anyone who knows me well knows I tend to scoff at self help books. I often find them fruity—if well intentioned. I took a chance on this book in a moment of lonely desperation and I am very glad I did.

    How to be Single and Happy is a comprehensive guide to finding and maintaining contentedness in the midst of romantic and platonic aloneness. It goes much deeper than just that, though. It gives you some simple tools to increase your happiness in life in general. It was organized, logical, and here is the kicker—it has already started to work. Now to be clear, just reading a self help book will not change your life for the better. You actually have to do the legwork. But I have started to employ some of the methods the author recommended (i.e. mindfulness, breaking judgmental loops etc.) and I swear I feel like an anchor has been lifted from my chest.

    Beyond its general helpfulness, I also appreciated that this book catered to people of all ages, faiths, sexualities, and identities flawlessly.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with loneliness, anxiety, or depression.

  • Michelle

    I had heard of mindfulness before, but this book was my first real introduction to it. A lot of it is basic stuff that seems obvious once you stop to think about it (like, figuring out what you value, and then living according to those values; or realizing that your unexamined thoughts are just thoughts and not necessarily a true or complete picture of reality), but which can be difficult to notice or put into practice if you're not actively trying. This book was extremely helpful in breaking do

    I had heard of mindfulness before, but this book was my first real introduction to it. A lot of it is basic stuff that seems obvious once you stop to think about it (like, figuring out what you value, and then living according to those values; or realizing that your unexamined thoughts are just thoughts and not necessarily a true or complete picture of reality), but which can be difficult to notice or put into practice if you're not actively trying. This book was extremely helpful in breaking down destructive thought patterns and behaviors (particularly those faced by single people) and introducing healthy ones.

    While the focus and examples are of single women, this book would be helpful to just about anyone who wants to live a better life. It's not so much about "being positive" (which can feel dishonest), but more like examining reality and your own perceptions of reality and choosing to change your focus towards things like gratitude and self-compassion. (A subtle distinction, perhaps.) A few weeks after finishing, I flipped through the book again and wrote down some of the activities on note cards because I wanted to continue going back to them; I wish I had taken notes while reading the book.

    The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because the first part of the book kept referencing things that would be properly explained in the second half. I'm not sure this could've been avoided, but it bugged a bit until I actually got to the second half. Also, it's not really a "dating book" (which was fine with me). Other than that, it was excellent and I think I will keep coming back to the ideas for a long time.

  • Rebecca

    Guess what, being single isn't painful, being invalidated by those "well meaning" people is.

    I don't find a lot of new things in this book as I have been practicing the exercises (mindfulness, following your values, etc) without knowing some are scientific in a way, but it feels great to be validated that I'm on the right track.

  • Tjut Rosliana

    More of a 3.5 because the first chapter kept referencing later chapters which made it annoying. Contains good therapy-based exercises/concepts to apply during difficult periods in life to help yourself live better.

  • Amber

    3.5 stars. This is a good book for anyone looking to be happier in life and more comfortable with themself. Yes, the author presents most of this for the perspective of a single female who wants to be in a relationship, but isn’t. However, anyone of any gender or relationship status can use these tools and benefit from them in their life. There are strategies for healthily expressing and managing emotions, gaining space to think logically about emotions, and being more compassionate to yourself

    3.5 stars. This is a good book for anyone looking to be happier in life and more comfortable with themself. Yes, the author presents most of this for the perspective of a single female who wants to be in a relationship, but isn’t. However, anyone of any gender or relationship status can use these tools and benefit from them in their life. There are strategies for healthily expressing and managing emotions, gaining space to think logically about emotions, and being more compassionate to yourself and others. What I appreciated most was that the suggestions and tools were backed up with scientific research.

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