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:Jennifer 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.

  • 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.

  • Meg

    Despite its limited (and rather terrible) title, this book offers a number of helpful points for improving your quality of life-- whether you are in a relationship currently or not. I love its no-nonsense, science-based approached to the squishy topics of self-worth and "happiness." For someone who does quite a bit of eye rolling over these topics, I found that the author's approach resonated with me.

    Something it took me a long time to appreciate or understand is that in life, I am not only the

    Despite its limited (and rather terrible) title, this book offers a number of helpful points for improving your quality of life-- whether you are in a relationship currently or not. I love its no-nonsense, science-based approached to the squishy topics of self-worth and "happiness." For someone who does quite a bit of eye rolling over these topics, I found that the author's approach resonated with me.

    Something it took me a long time to appreciate or understand is that in life, I am not only the sum of my titles. For the duration of my twenties, and into my thirties, I valued my life based on my stature as a Wife, a Friend, a Professional, a Daughter. Over the last couple of years, I've learned to broaden my self worth, instead honoring my Compassion, my Intelligence, my Work Ethic, and my Dependability, among other traits. This book does an excellent job of guiding one's thinking toward that broader lens.

    Jennifer Taitz, a practicing CBT therapist, provides an effective mix of her own stories, combined with composite examples from her practice. These relatable scenarios helped me to identify thought patterns I've fallen into myself, and methods for a healthier approach.

    Five stars, recommended to all women who need to consider themselves outside of their titles.

  • Miranda

    In the conclusion of the book, one of Jennifer L. Taitz’s friends tells her, “You didn’t really write a book on being single, you wrote about advances in living well.” It’s the strength of the book, and as many other reviews have mentioned, makes it accessible to single and couples alike. There are some great exercises in this book that I know I’ll be referring to in the future. I highly recommend this for anyone who has the notion that “happy” is something to be attained in the future and “once

    In the conclusion of the book, one of Jennifer L. Taitz’s friends tells her, “You didn’t really write a book on being single, you wrote about advances in living well.” It’s the strength of the book, and as many other reviews have mentioned, makes it accessible to single and couples alike. There are some great exercises in this book that I know I’ll be referring to in the future. I highly recommend this for anyone who has the notion that “happy” is something to be attained in the future and “once this one thing happens”

  • 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.

  • Mary Ellen

    The author really mirrored the way you may feel and gave great examples of others and how they utilized different techniques to be more independent and less anxious about doing so.

  • Anwesha

    Pros:

    1. The book is based on the mindfulness and acceptance and commitment branch of science based psychology. It’s filled with wisdom based on the principles of ACT,DBT and mindful living.

    2. The author writes honestly, not shying away from moments of vulnerability, and hence makes the reader feel immensely validated. Numerous examples help.

    3. Covers a lot of ground on what single hood brings.

    4. Offers practical suggestions with steps on how to overcome negative thought patterns and habits.

    Co

    Pros:

    1. The book is based on the mindfulness and acceptance and commitment branch of science based psychology. It’s filled with wisdom based on the principles of ACT,DBT and mindful living.

    2. The author writes honestly, not shying away from moments of vulnerability, and hence makes the reader feel immensely validated. Numerous examples help.

    3. Covers a lot of ground on what single hood brings.

    4. Offers practical suggestions with steps on how to overcome negative thought patterns and habits.

    Cons:

    1. I would have liked to see more coverage of ACT.

    2. Written for everyone (in theory) but heavily geared towards a female pov. This wouldn’t be con had the title made this clear.

    3. The tone of the book, while empowering and affirming, is somehow slightly gloomy.

    4. Little more focus on examples of successful ,single happy, individuals would have been nice.

    5. It’s not all mind. Physical closeness is an essential part of coupled life. She ignored the power of touch that is essential to the well-being of humans. How can single people/women meet the primal need of physical proximity ( not necessarily sex)?

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