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Being Single in a Couple's World

Being Single in a Couple's World

How to Happily Single While Looking for Love

You Can Be Single and Happy
Whether you are actively looking for a mate or have decided that marriage isn't what you want right now, psychotherapists Xavier Amador and Judith Kiersky can help you deal with the problems that come from being single in a couples' world.
Drawing on years of clinical experience and research with both single and married clients, Amador and Kiersky have identified the five common stumbling blocks that can get in the way of enjoying singlehood. Taking a careful look at the obstacles that cause single people the most pain, the authors have developed a four-step plan to help you achieve balance and happiness -- whether or not you stay single. And the first and most challenging step is to stop buying into old-fashioned ideas about singlehood and marriage.
Combining clear advice and vivid case examples, Being Single in a Couples' World gives all of us the tools we need to find our way to a healthier self and more meaningful relationships.
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  • Free Press | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684852355 | 
  • April 1999
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Chapter One: It's a Couples' World
All my friends are getting married. If I have to go to one more wedding single I am going to scream! I feel so out of place with my friends and family because everyone is either married or in a serious relationship. I am starting to hate getting together with them because I leave feeling like a failure.
Ellen, a thirty-four-year-old school teacher
I wish my family would understand that I would much rather be single and happy than married and miserable. Even my friends don't seem to get it. I am open to marriage but I am not hurting for it. I am basically happy and fulfilled. Why can't they see... see more

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