How to Be Single and Happy

Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soulmate
Narrated by: Amanda Setton
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (221 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An upbeat guide for single women on how to navigate the crazy world of modern dating and live their best lives, whether single or coupled It's easy to fall into a bad relationship with dating today, especially for single women. From living in fear of being "ghosted" to enduring endless well-meaning questions about why you haven't found Mr. Right yet, it's tough to be unattached without feeling you're somehow inadequate or doomed to spend life alone and depressed! According Dr. Jenny Taitz, acclaimed relationship psychologist and behavioral therapy specialist, it's time for a reality check: single women are not a "problem" to be "solved". In How to Be Single, Dr. Taitz draws on clinical research, hundreds of patient interviews, and positive psychology principles to bust the myths that relationships are cure-alls for unhappiness and being single is "bad". Instead, this clever, inspiring guide shows savvy single ladies how to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets or guilt about failed relationships and dates that disappeared, and identify and cultivate the values and connections that make them happiest. Dr. Taitz also shares proven strategies for building fulfilling lives around themselves first, helping single women better identify what they want and need in a partner and become more skillful daters in the process. The result is women living their best lives, with or without a partner. Author bio: Jennifer L. Taitz, Psy.D., A.B.P.P., is a board-certified cognitive behavioral clinical psychologist and a certified dialectical behavioral therapist who has written for Fox News Health and The Huffington Post. The author of End Emotional Eating and a founding board member of the New York City Association for Contextual Behavior Science, Dr. Taitz has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on novel clinical applications in mindfulness and relationships. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, where she has a clinical psychology and counseling practice.
©2018 Jennifer L. Taitz (P)2018 Recorded Books

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An easy write considering the author is married...

Little awkward that a married psychologist would write a book on How to Be Single and Happy. It appears the book doesn't come from experience but rather from pretending to walk in the shoes of her clients. I would rather have chosen a book How To Be Single and Happy, written by a woman who is Single and Happy. Wouldn't you agree?

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Awesome!

Wow This book really helped me feel better about life! Thank you so very much!

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A great book for anyone who wants to be happier (not just single people)

This is really a book for everyone. Sure, it’s how to feel good by yourself and/or while trying to find a partner but it’s also how to feel good by strengthening any relationship, including the one with yourself. And for those who like strategies backed up by facts this book is perfect. The studies employed in the chapters will also make you rethink what many have come to believe (like people in relationships are happier, spoiler: they really aren’t). It comes down to being aware of your feelings and using techniques to decrease negative feelings and increase positive ones. I cannot recommend this book enough!

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Incessant Lip Smacking

The mouth/tongue/lip noises throughout are too much to bear. I couldn't listen past minute 8.

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Really A Book For Anyone Looking For More From Lif

This book really gives you a better practice of mindfulness and taking control of your life weather single or not. It’s clearly read, soft spoken, and enjoyable. I definitely recommend for anyone in a life rut thinking a relationship or someone can help them out.

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This book is about so much more than the title.

This book is excellent. I could not put it down. It is basically about how to be a better person by looking inward. I will recommend this book to everyone.

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Love this book!

This is a fantastic book! I'm reading the hardcover as well as the audio version to ensure I soak it all in. The author shares a lot of great insights on how to live a more happy and fulfilled life. She discusses real life stories on how her principles and insights have helped her patients. The narrarator has a pleasant voice.

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So much more than I hoped for!!!

I love love this book! What a holistic and factual way of approaching this topic! I just love how it teaches you how to be a whole person, be the best you can be without seemingly glorifying single people. I don't think this is just for single people. It tackles all the issues that make relationships fail, the unrealistic expectations that ruin relationships when one is not whole on their on. I'm so glad I got to finally listen. I bought it months ago but never actually listened to it.

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Great read

I love this book! I love that it is more about empowering yourself and creating strong support systems and a strong sense of self. So helpful!

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Fantastic for anyone looking to improve mood and live meaningfully

The book immediately provides factual, evidence based solutions for some of the biggest pitfalls I find myself getting into. I felt a sense of immediate uplifting and relief since starting it. I will be listening to it again and taking notes along the way. Invaluable source of information.